6th in first round of Formula BMW USA at Denver
Kevin Lacroix: Still leading the championship
Denver Grand Prix, August 13th . - Kevin Lacroix, the promising young driver form St-Eustache, Quebec, stayed clean and ran to a safe 6th place today in the first round of the Denver Grand Prix double header. By doing so, he increased his lead in the standings to three points in front of Richard Philippe. Starting in seventh place, he managed to maintain his position and cleared a few incidents that slowed the race. Driving the #22 UniSelect FB2 single seater, the BMW scholar will start from 9th place tomorrow afternoon for the second round of the weekend, his worst qualifying position so far this season.
"The problem this weekend, says the 16-year old rookie with a smile, was finding the right moment on the track to set a good time. There were many incidents, a lot of traffic and slow cars when I was on a fast lap. This race track is bumpy and some turns around concrete walls are blind, enough to slow some competitors. Over the two 30-minute sessions we had, I don't really think I had a fast lap without passing a car our having to slow down for a yellow flag. But that's racing.
In the first race, I wanted to stay out of trouble and get as much point as possible. I'm happy with my sixth place because passing was not easy and a few incidents happened.
For the second round tomorrow, I feel I can pass a few slower cars in the first laps and make up my way to the leaders. Then, anything can happen. On the other hand, we could have some rain and that could totally change my strategy.