IFM: Rodolfo Avila Brno race notes

Rodolfo Avila leaves Brno unsatisfied Macanese popular racing driver Rodolfo Avila did a spectacular International Formula Master's Sunday race but has not been able to get the up front expected or hoped for result in Brno. The Macau SAR driver...

Rodolfo Avila leaves Brno unsatisfied

Macanese popular racing driver Rodolfo Avila did a spectacular International Formula Master's Sunday race but has not been able to get the up front expected or hoped for result in Brno. The Macau SAR driver was 23rd and 12th in action-packed IFM races. An early bad choose of brake pads restricted a possible good result in the Czech Republic meeting.

"We have worked hard and were fast at Pau so I expected to be competitive in Brno. Unfortunately we had opted for the wrong spec of brake pads and we found the mistake too late. But anyway, that's life. This is something that you cannot blame the team for. My team-mate was using the same spec and won two races this weekend. I like to feel the brakes and it wasn't happening", explained the only Asian driver in the IFM.

Race 1 saw Avila trying to overtake a few opponents but the #26 car efforts were not compensated in the end. "I wasn't fast in Qualifying (23rd) and in the Race 1 I was struggled to go up in the classification. I got a really good start but it was quite difficult to overtake. I did more than ten moves but I always end up in the same position because if you get out of the line the track is too dirty", said Avila. The Cram Competition mechanics changed the brake pads for the Race 2 and Avila was faster. The Macanese driver managed to finish on the 12th position after starting in 23rd. "This was the perfect result for the Race 1 but unfortunately I couldn't make it. The car was much better in the second race and I had fun. In the end I couldn't go any further because I started with two new tyres when they were all on four new tyres".

Avila keeps confident for the future in the championship and good results can come early. "I have got very quick team-mates that keep me on my toes and I'm happy in the team. I have to qualify better in Porto if I hope to be on the points", held the driver sponsored by Macau Government, Macau-slot.com, BNU, CESLAsia, PAL AsiaConsult, TsingTao, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, Sujika Crafts and PT Asia.

The next round of the IFM takes place at Porto's street circuit in the Portugal in two weeks. It will be first time that Avila races in the country he born in 1987.

-credit: rf

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Rodolfo Avila