THE ORANGE CLOCKWORK
The Porsche 991.2 of the spanish driver Jorge Ramírez has become a real menace for the AM drivers. The white/orange car caught the attention at the two races thanks to a strong performance.
What a thrilling weekend we had at the 5th round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Iberica. Being at the podium has become the normality for our driver Jorge Ramírez, and this time he was fighting for the 1st AM position and the top 5 overall. He’s no doubt improved since the first races at Portimao and now his goals are changing.
We came to Jerez convinced of our good level seen at the previous races, and now being at the podium was the new goal for our driver Jorge Ramírez, who on an interview for the Spanish Federation said that at the begining of the championship his target was to be competitive, but no hopes of being at the podium. However he got the Porsche’s driving skills sooner as expected and began climbing to the podium since the second race at Motorland.
The weekend started with some mechanical issues and we couldn’t make times at the first free practice session. After some hard work by our team mechanics the problems were fixed and Jorge could test the car at the second free practice, showing a good performance at the spanish track. Then at the first Qualifying he had to do his best despite the lack of testing at the track and he did a great stint taking P8 overall and P3 of the AMs. He was then ready for the first race.
Race 1 started with 1 position gained by Jorge and the rest of the race he had to manage his P2 mantaining Fernandes #80 at distance behind enough to drive with no risks. That was a great race for the driver and he ended P2, taking one more trophy for his gallery.
Sunday morning was the Qualifying 2, and the RGB driver started on the top with a good first lap. At the end he finished P9 overall and P3 on the AM class, but he was by that time thinking on a big fihgt for the last race, and so he did. Thanks to a great start the Spanish driver was able to climb to the first position of his class and he had a beautiful fight with Jose Barros during some thrilling turns, until the Portuguese driver overtaked Jorge and escaped. Finally Jorge Ramírez was P2 again, but we’re now convinced that he will be soon fighting for the victory.
This has been no doubt a great weekend for the team, managing the mechanical problems and taking our driver twice to the podium. GOOD JOB MEN