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Hockenheim: Racing Engineering race two report

Borja Garcia in the points again! Borja Garcia started Sunday's race at the Hockenheimring from the front row. It wasn't easy to cope with the pressure knowing that his direct competitors were Kovalainen, Pantano, Rosberg,... But the Racing ...

Borja Garcia in the points again!

Borja Garcia started Sunday's race at the Hockenheimring from the front row. It wasn't easy to cope with the pressure knowing that his direct competitors were Kovalainen, Pantano, Rosberg,... But the Racing Engineering driver delivered a successful race and obtained his best results of the year so far.

And not only that. The fifth position in Sunday's race means that Borja is the best Spanish driver in the championship standings. Whereas Racing Engineering underlines its position as the best Spanish team by opening the gap further to the other national teams.

Starting the race with brake problems as the discs were changed after the Saturday's race, Borja couldn't keep up with t h e others during the first laps of the race. Once this disadvantage was overcome, Borja, running in 5th position, was able to easily keep the championship leader Kovalainen behind him. Finishing the race in an excellent 5th position, it rounds up a successful weekend for the Racing Engineering driver. He is looking forward to prolonging this performance next weekend in Hungary.

Neel Jani, who faced a black weekend, also suffered from gearbox problems during the second race. During the race, Neel at least was not forced into abandoning. Although he passed by the pits several times after he slightly damaged his f r o n t wing when going off the track due to his gearbox problems. Being impossible to make it to the points, Neel decided to use the rest of the race as a test session, trying out new things on his car. Keeping in mind the next weekends. However, a positive aspect of the weekend, from Neel's point of view, are two fabulous race starts proving how good the Swiss is as a driver and leaving hope for the next races.

After Sunday's race, Borja Garcia said, "the car felt better than yesterday, although until the middle of the race I had some problems with the brakes as we changed the discs yesterday. During the first laps I couldn't really push as much as I wanted to, but I am generally happy with the car. I am also happy to be in the points again. It's really great that I scored in both races. Now I am looking forward to next weekend's event at the Hungaroring".

Neel Jani, after an unsatisfying weekend, announced, "I had a really great start - I think the best of the year. But then I ran out of space on the track and to avoid crashing I had to back off the accelerator. From the first laps of the race I felt a slight problem with the gearbox again and found it difficult to get into gear. This forced me to miss the braking points on several occasions, although it wasn't as bad as yesterday. Since I had to go into the pits due to an understeering problem, it made me loose time and so we decided to try out several new things on the car".

Alfonso de Orleáns-Borbón commented, "Borja did a great job this weekend and I am really happy he scored in both races after already convincing during the qualifying session. This weekend really went well for him and I would also like to take the opportunity to thank the team for their hard work in making this possible. As for Neel, it is sadly the other way round. Starting from Friday's free practice until the Sunday race, he has suffered from technical problems and it's a shame as we all know what an excellent driver he is. However, for our part, we will do whatever is possible to get him back into the points for next weekend in Hungary. And who knows, maybe we can manage to get both drivers there".

- www.racing-engineering.com

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Series GP2
Drivers Neel Jani , Borja Garcia
Teams Racing Engineering