Spa: DAMS race report

Spa Race 2 - JANI closes to Championship lead. Neel JANI has reduced the gap to 10 points with championship leaders after his 2nd place in the Spa Grand Race. From pole the young Swiss was not able to keep MONDINI, SHARP and MONTANARI who...

Spa Race 2 - JANI closes to Championship lead.

Neel JANI has reduced the gap to 10 points with championship leaders after his 2nd place in the Spa Grand Race. From pole the young Swiss was not able to keep MONDINI, SHARP and MONTANARI who started with new tyres behind him. At mid race the DAMS Team Managers decided to pit JANI immediately after the Safety Car came on the track (crash of BELICCHI). The right decision and the efficiency of the mechanics helped JANI to get back on 2nd place and bring precious points for the championship battle.

Neel JANI 2nd : "I don't think my start was too bad but MONDINI and SHARP passed with such a speed that I was not possible any way to keep my position. My plan was to keep contact as much as possible as their tyres would come at the same level than mine after 5 or 6 laps. Then the team did a great job during the safety car, it was the best strategy and my mechanics were really quick for the wheel change. For sure we are happy with this week end, the team and me understand each other very well and all the problems we had in the beginning of the season seem far away!"

Memo ROJAS 6th : "Today our level of performance has improved again and I was much closer from the leaders, the team did an excellent pit stop which helped me to get more points. My crash on Wednesday cost me a lot because we have been running behind the time lost for all the week end."

Bruce LORGERE-ROUX 8th : "I was very quick in the first sector but not enough on the rest of the track. After my pit stop I had good fights and I managed to pass 3 cars. "

Next Event : Imola 4th & 5th September

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Series Blancpain Sprint
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