EU3000: Valencia: Erick Janis race one report

First point for Erik Janis and also first pole Finally. This word Erik Janis screamed in the helmet after he crossed the finish line. He scored his first point in the German Nurnberg today which hosted the seventh race of the F3 Euro Series ...

First point for Erik Janis and also first pole

Finally. This word Erik Janis screamed in the helmet after he crossed the finish line. He scored his first point in the German Nurnberg today which hosted the seventh race of the F3 Euro Series Championship. He also regained the lead in the rookie championship the last reason for delight is the pole for tomorrow's race. The Mucke Motorsport driver smiled broadly today.

The twenty years old driver scored his first real points in his debut race in the Nurnberg streets. He had just one aim after yesterday's 14th position in the qualifying - to get to the top 8. Not only to get the first point but also to have the best position on Sunday's grid.

The F3 Euro Series uses like the WTCC swap of the first eight places. The young driver from Olomouc therefore will start from the pole position for the first time in this championship. He tried to avoid any contacts in tight hairpins and held his own, quick pace.

Erik Janis: "I am really happy. I finally managed to get the real points after three weekends without scoring them. Moreover, I have the pole position for tomorrow's race and I also got back the lead in the rookie standings where I was third today. Simply fantastic. I did a reasonable start and although one driver overtook I managed to get over another one. I said to myself push hard but be careful not to collide in both hairpins and also on the pavement behind the Steintribune. I did not want to make any mistake and it paid off. I took eighth approximately in the middle of the race and I was focused to keep it. It was a bit difficult because there was gap both behind and ahead. I was not able to use any slipstream behind competitors. I kept my pace. I had some problems with brakes for while and the group behind started to catch up. However, the brakes improved and I pulled a gap and indeed catch Rob Wickens and my team-mate Christian Veitoris. I do not want to speak about tomorrow's expectations. The main thing is to stay focused and keep cool head. It is a big chance."

Peter Mucke: "Super, super, super! Erik deserved full praise. He pleased me a lot with his responsible approach. Norisring is a very specific street track and he is here for the first time but he drove like an experienced driver."

-credit: erik-janis.cz

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Series Auto GP
Drivers Erik Janis , Peter Mucke
Teams Mücke Motorsport