Le Mans: Draco Racing race report

Today, Draco driver Markus Winkelhock achieved an awaited and deserved success, winning the first race at the Bugatti circuit. German driver celebrated his first seasonal victory before an audience of over 90.000! At the start,...

Today, Draco driver Markus Winkelhock achieved an awaited and deserved success, winning the first race at the Bugatti circuit. German driver celebrated his first seasonal victory before an audience of over 90.000!

At the start, Markus Winkelhock, poleman of Race 1, was passed by Tristan Gommendy, but the opponent picked up a drive-through penalty for jumping the start. German driver took the lead on lap 8 and he got a good rhythm increasing the gap without taking too many risks. His team-mate Christian Montanari, who started from the sixth row, had an hard race and he finished twelfth.

Also in the second challenge Draco drivers fought for the first places, and both finished in the points: German driver crossed the finishing line in fifth position, while his team mate passed three cars and ended up sixth.

Markus Winkelhock - Draco Driver: "This was a fantastic weekend. During the pre-championship test on this circuit I was always very fast, I had a good feeling with this track. The qualifying under the rain was difficult, but the car was perfect, I was confident I could do a good work. I took the pole. To win has been a big satisfaction. In the second qualifying session I made the best third lap of my group, the fifth position on the starting grid. Also the second race was very challenging, I started in the group, you know, I lost time in traffic, but I finished fifth, not bad. I hope to get result like that in Bilbao."

Christian Montanari -Draco Driver: "After the pole that I carried out Friday, I thought I could have a better result in qualifying. As always, the races was very hard, and it was not easy starting from the back. I took a twelfth and a sixth place, I'm not satisfied, but I have got the points. I look ahead to Bilbao, I'll make my best."

-dracoracing

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Series Formula V8 3.5
Drivers Christian Montanari , Markus Winkelhock