Catalunya: Draco Racing race two report

The optimal strategy does not reward Draco Team: Baguette is out while he fights for the first place A race full of suspense and emotions today in the Barcelona circuit for the circus of the World Series Renault. After the second place of ...

The optimal strategy does not reward Draco Team: Baguette is out while he fights for the first place

A race full of suspense and emotions today in the Barcelona circuit for the circus of the World Series Renault.

After the second place of yesterday, Baguette starts sixth on the grid and he immediately looks for the overtake moving to the right, but the "chaos" of the firsts drivers forces him to touch the meadow. The Belgian, however, maintains his position and after the out of track to one driver he was 5th. in the standings, very close to the first group. Here, as envisaged by Draco Team, the threatening clouds covering the Spanish sky and the team can put a perfect strategy. The drivers start to come back to the pit for the mandatory pit-stop, but the Draco Driver keeps the time on track waiting for the rain.

A few laps and that's what was predicted in the Draco pit is realized: the track quickly becomes a slippery ground and most of the World Series drivers are required to return for a second pit-stop to change the tires. Baguette is second and he can go to the pits once time without losing his position and to get back on track to win the first place. But the bad luck is crashing down on him and his team just when the team is going to implement its strategy, in fact, the engine breaks and the Belgian was forced to stop. A few minutes later, also Barba goes out, in the general confusion caused by torrential rain. The safety car enter in the track to avoid dangerous crashs that quickly follow one of the other over a few laps, but for the two Draco Drivers the race is over.

"It's a real pity - Bertrand Baguette says when he arrives on the Draco's pit - our strategy was really perfect, we knew the rain and we knew how to deal with it. In front of me I had only Martinez who won the race. If I had not had that unforeseeable problem with engine, I would have probably fought and won the first place. Unfortunately, this things happen during the races, but what is most important is that this weekend we saw the power of the car and I am sure that in the next Grand Prix we will continue to climb the podium. Now I think at Spa, my land, my circuit, where we wil go in 2 weeks. "

-credit: dr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Bertrand Baguette