Home Race for Jota Sport, the technical structure which prepare our cars, we had the obligation to shine !The weekend begins well with a front row lockout in Qualifying. Indeed our sister car made the pole and we realized the 2nd best average, only 2/10 behind them ! I am satisfied to have participated in my 1st Qualifying session of the season, I missed driving on the edge over one lap.
Ho-Pin took the start but unfortunately anticipated it a little so he received a drive-through penalty thus he left alone our team mates in the lead. Then when I was in the car, the #37 had a puncture and we took the lead at this moment ! Not for long because towards the end of my second stint, the SC came on track and by regulation, we can’t refuel completely. That obliged us to go back in the pits as soon as the track becomes Green again and we fell down to the 3rd place.
The TDS #28 was fast but attacking strongly the kerbs, broke a hub-carrier what gives us the 2nd place around mid-race. The luck turns around when at the end of Gabi’s second stint, a FCY occurs while our sister car had just stopped…Therefore we took the advantage to shorten his relay and he went out again just in front of our Malaysian team mates !
Obliged to continue for a 3rd stint (because of the driving time), he increased the advance to more than 10 seconds but a quick Jafaar at the end of race closed up on Ho-Pin. In the last 30mins, without any Team Orders, the tension was high but Jafaar was unable to attack my team mate and that’s how we scored our 1st victory !