Interlagos: Matech qualifying race report

On the Brazilian racetrack at Interlagos, Matech Competition's drivers had a good qualifying session for Round 9 of the FIA GT1 World Championship. th Richard Westbrook and Thomas Mutsch, in Matech Ford GT1 no.5, were 5 , but due to a crash at...

On the Brazilian racetrack at Interlagos, Matech Competition's drivers had a good qualifying session for Round 9 of the FIA GT1 World Championship. th Richard Westbrook and Thomas Mutsch, in Matech Ford GT1 no.5, were 5 , but due to a crash at Navarra in Round 8, they were pushed back 3 places to P-8. Neel Jani and Nicolas Armindo, in car no.6, were P-8, but because car no.5 moved back, they started the qualifying race from P-7.

The Qualifying race turned into a nightmare for the team because Thomas Mutsch, who took the start had been hit by the Lamborghini no.25 at the beginning of lap 2. With a broken rim and tyre separation, there was no way to continue the race for Thomas: the car was too much damaged.

For Nicolas Armindo, doing his second race with Matech Competition, it was a little bit of the same story as the Nissan no.22 also hit him in lap 2. Coming from P- 11 after the start to P-19 after the crash, he pushed hard to give the car to Neel Jani in a better position. With very warm weather, Neel Jani managed to finish the race in an excellent P-7.

On Sunday, November 28th, at 15:00 (local time), the Matech Ford GT1 no.5 will unfortunately took the start from the back row and the no.6 from P-7.

-source: matech

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Neel Jani , Richard Westbrook , Thomas Mutsch , Nicolas Armindo
Teams Nissan Motorsports