MEN ON FIRE AT NAVARRA
Despite the hot temperatures at Navarra our team did again a great job at Navarra and our drivers are getting day by day more consistent.
It was a hot weekend at the Circuit of Navarra during the third round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Iberica. Temperatures on the midday reached 32º but the track was over the 61º. In that hell we saw fantastic performances by our dirvers and just some issues move us away from the podium on the AM Class.
Both drivers Chris Hillaby on the #81 GD car and Jorge Ramírez on the #88 AM car passed the practice sessions on the same overall positions, trying to dominate the complicate turns of the spanish circuit, were it was too easy to superate the track limits or go straight on one of those close turns. Action was under coverage of the Racing Weekend, the spanish racing format promoted by the Spanish Federation to attract the public to the circuits.
Our English man Chris Hillaby came to Navarra as leader of his championship’s class GD (Gentleman Driver) with 88 points, 6 over his next opponent Frank Barrett. During the practice and Qualifying sessions he was moving between P9 and P10 overall and P1-P2 on his class (GD: Gentleman Driver). For the second race he was penalized and had to start on the last position of the grid. Anyway he did an amazing performance, specially on the second race of sunday, when we reached the highest temperatures and it was difficult to climb from the last position. But the british driver was concentrated and he got the triumph by finishing P7 overall and P1 on the GD class on both races. An amazing weekend for our driver.
Jorge Ramírez, our Spanish man and unique spanish driver of the championship was third at he points before Navarra, 15 points under the AM leader Ian Barrett. He came motivated afer being at the podium on the last two races and confirming that he has a good level to fight with the AM dirvers. On the practices sessions and the first Qualy he got the same P7 overall and P3 on the AMs. Unfortunatly despite his nice driving he got some issues that stopped him to be again at the podium: on race 1 he lost a wheel on the first lap and was retired and Race 2 was an incredible spectacle by our driver: Just at the beginning he was hit on the back and that made him spin around. After that incident, which had no further consequences, he went like hell recovering positions and risking track limits penalties that finally were applied and he lost any chance to fight for the podium, but he was fighting until the end on what was his best performance, finishing P4 on a second race that could have been his first P1.
Once again we’re proud of the entire team: Mechanics, Engineers and our Drivers. All of them were on fire and our team continues forward on this championship waving the spanish flag. This were the final results:
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