Le Mans: Erik Janis race one report

F3: Erik Janis finished in fifteenth in today's race Yesterday's joy of Erik Janis about his seventh place in qualifying went to rack and ruin. The jury penalized him adding five places on the grid. Reason? The Mucke Motosport Team pilot was ...

F3: Erik Janis finished in fifteenth in today's race

Yesterday's joy of Erik Janis about his seventh place in qualifying went to rack and ruin. The jury penalized him adding five places on the grid. Reason? The Mucke Motosport Team pilot was driving too fast while there were yellow flags on during free practice. Thus he started being twelfth in today's F3 Euro Series race at Le Mans and ended fifteenth in finish. In spite of this bad news Erik managed to stay in the lead in the rookies standing.

Erik Janis: "I'm so sorry I had to give up such a hopeful starting position as the seventh place really is. The start itself wasn't that good for me, so I was seventeenth after the first lap. I felt lost. Then within the rest of the race I managed to overtake one rival, and I think one of other pilots before me dropped out. I was in the end of the close group of six racers almost all race, behind us there was just a big gap. Moving forward was impossible in essence. Cars are practically the same, the part of the Bugatti Circuit is quite narrow, all one could do was to wait for somebody's mistake."

Peter Mucke, the team principal: "There's nothing we can do. Penalizing is the part of racing. Erik wasn't the one who had been moved backwards by marshals. It's just a huge pity because our pilot confirmed his improvement in qualifying and he could have had dareful prospects thanks to the seventh start positron."

-credit: erik-janis.cz

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Series F3 Europe
Drivers Erik Janis , Peter Mucke