There was heartbreak for Direxiv Motorsport driver Olivier Pla in race two at Hungaroring, while Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione also had frustrating outings. Pla (DPR) was on course for his third win of the season when his hopes died along...
There was heartbreak for Direxiv Motorsport driver Olivier Pla in race two at Hungaroring, while Hiroki Yoshimoto and Clivio Piccione also had frustrating outings. Pla (DPR) was on course for his third win of the season when his hopes died along with his engine. Both Piccione (Durango) and Yoshimoto (BCN) showed great pace, but had trouble with other cars, although Piccione did have the consolation of picking up two points for setting the fastest lap.
Clivio Piccione, Durango Racing Team: 16th
"I had an amazing start to come from 24th to run 10th. The car felt really good and I was able to perform some strong overtaking moves. But then I hit the rear of Adam Carroll's car and damaged the nose. The team called me in for a change and after that we decided to go for fastest lap. To get two points after starting last is the most we could have hoped for."
Hiroki Yoshimoto, BCN Competicion: 17th
"I was trying to save the tyres but it's not easy to hold position when you are driving like that. One of the Durango cars pushed me off on the second to last corner and I lost eight places. Then we decided to save the tyres even more and go for fastest lap, but we couldn't even get that."
Olivier Pla, David Price Racing: retired
"I had the race in control. The car was really good and I could hold a comfortable lead. Then the engine started to cut. Coming into the second corner it just died completely. I could have won the race, no problem."
Misato Haga, President and CEO, Direxiv Motorsport:
"What a tragedy for Olivier who was on his way to a sure win. Clivio was at least able to collect two Championship points for his fastest lap. Hiro had another unlucky race despite pushing right to the finish."