GONZALEZ WINS FIVE IN A ROW! Rodolfo Gonzalez made it five-out-of-five for T-Sport at Pau on Sunday by winning the National class of the first of the weekend's two races. He took a hard-earned victory in round five after starting from pole at...
GONZALEZ WINS FIVE IN A ROW!
Rodolfo Gonzalez made it five-out-of-five for T-Sport at Pau on Sunday by winning the National class of the first of the weekend's two races. He took a hard-earned victory in round five after starting from pole at the famous French street circuit. He got a bad start but then, by managing to avoid a five-car collision and overtaking Juho Annala for the lead, he pulled away to take the win. For a first-timer Pau can be a daunting prospect but Rodolfo proved he had the nerve for it and was quickly on the pace, setting the fastest times in both free practice sessions and taking pole position for the first race.
He started round six from third on the grid after a spin during qualifying and knew it would be difficult to pass for the lead on the narrow streets. Whilst trying to overtake Martin Kudzak, Rodolfo was surprised when the Swede braked early and clipped his left front on his rear wheel, thus ending his race. It should have been an easy win but it wasn't to be this time around.
Dennis Retera had a difficult weekend, struggling to master the notoriously difficult Pau circuit. He got a good start in the first race though but another car moved over onto him to avoid an accident, clipped his right front and broke his suspension so he was out on lap one. He got a lot further in the second race but had a problem on lap 17 and went off at Goulet.
Russell Eacott (T-Sport Team Principal): "Rodolfo did a great job here and deserved the win in round 5. It's tough to win on a street circuit but I think he's really showing what he is made of now. Dennis had a difficult weekend and I think he'll be pleased to get back to circuit racing next time out."