Razia had high hopes of a strong result, following his charge to sixth place yesterday, but he was elbowed onto the grass during the opening lap and spun across the high-speed Kemmel Straight. Nobody hit him, but Valsecchi ran off the road in avoidance. The Italian later retired, while Razia continued and eventually finished 20th after two pit stops.
Team-mate Simon Trummer ran steadily in the midfield throughout and crossed the line 16th.
Simon Trummer comments: “I had a clutch problem at the start and the gearbox was still playing tricks, just like yesterday. It affected me on the upshift this time. It hasn’t been a good weekend, but I’ll move on with the aim of making amends in Italy next weekend.”
Luiz Razia comments: “That was a difficult race. I had a good start and felt sure I could take second place on the run to Les Combes. I thought I was aiming for a legitimate gap, but Calado came across and I ended up on the grass. I had a speed advantage coming out of Raidillon onto the straight, but in my opinion some drivers don’t use their mirrors.”
Source: Arden International