SALVADOR DURAN SWEEPS AT NÃœRBURGRING NÃœRBURG, Germany (September 3, 2005).- Mexican driver Salvador Duran swept in the British F3 National Class during Rounds 17-18 held at the 4.551 Km. circuit in the NÃ¼rburgring, winning from pole both two...
SALVADOR DURAN SWEEPS AT NÜRBURGRING
NÜRBURG, Germany (September 3, 2005).- Mexican driver Salvador Duran swept in the British F3 National Class during Rounds 17-18 held at the 4.551 Km. circuit in the Nürburgring, winning from pole both two races and setting fastest laps, also for both events.
The track nicknamed in the old times the "Green Hell" because is difficult and is located in the middle of a forest, paradoxically gave "Chava" happiness, who felt delighted for having the opportunity to drive there. "I feel very grateful to Telmex, AMD, Corona, Bosch, and Ericsson, among others, because of their support I am here and this weekend has been fantastic," said current points leader in the British F3 National Class.
Regarding his performance during the weekend, Salvador was third in the first practice session and in both two qualifying sessions he was fastest in his class, too. In the first 14-lap race, Duran won in 27minutes and 5.456 seconds (being 12th overall), followed by Jonathan Kennard (27 minutes and 14.741 seconds) and his closest rival in the race for the title Barton Mawer finished fifth.
In the second race, "Chava" Duran started from the first spot and claimed the victory again, after completing 14 laps in 26 minutes and 56.594 seconds (14th overall), Josh Fisher was runner-up and Mawer rounded out the top three.
"It as a perfect weekend, grabbing two poles and increasing our lead in the point standings, since with each win I earned 20 points and the fastest laps from both two races gave me an extra point each," Telmex-backed driver said. "We had the camera on-board in the last race and because most of the drivers who carried it before suffered accidents, many drivers don't want it; but it did not bring me bad luck, on the contrary we did great".
Salvador will rest a week before heading to Ireland to compete in the British F3 National Class, Rounds 19 &20 at Mondello Park on September 17th.