Carlo van Dam ninth at Autopolis

Kamitsue - Carlo van Dam and Takashi Kogure finished ninth with their Honda HSV-010 in today’s Kyushu 300 KM at the Autopolis circuit, round seven of the 2012 Japanese Super GT championship.

#18 Weider Honda Racing Honda HSV-010 GT: Takashi Kogure, Carlo Van Dam
#18 Weider Honda Racing Honda HSV-010 GT: Takashi Kogure, Carlo Van Dam

Photo by: Hisao Sakakibara

“I did the start and the first stint, in which I managed to hold on to the sixth place in which we started”, Carlo summarises the race.

“In the second half, we unfortunately were unable to maintain that position on the intermediate tyres, and Takashi slipped back to ninth place.

“The weekend had started okay, as I was quickest during my run in the wet free practice [pictured below], and in the second qualifying session I managed to get our car into the third and deciding session. “However, while we were on the pace on rain tyres, today it only drizzled. On the intermediates that you must use in these sorts of conditions, there simply wasn’t more in it.”

The final round of the series is held on October 28 on the circuit of Motegi.

Source: Carlo van Dam

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