EU-GT3: Brno: Fischer Racing event summary

No points for Fischer Racing in Czech Republic Fischer Racing experienced a difficult weekend at the second round of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Brno in Czech Republic. Mikko Eskelinen (FIN) and Christoffer Nygaard (DAN) finished in...

No points for Fischer Racing in Czech Republic

Fischer Racing experienced a difficult weekend at the second round of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Brno in Czech Republic. Mikko Eskelinen (FIN) and Christoffer Nygaard (DAN) finished in 12th position in the first two races in their Fischer Racing-Ford GT. The second race on Sunday was soon over for Fischer Racing, as Nygaard was hit another competitor at the start of the race and had to retire with a damaged car.

Saturday's first race started in very difficult conditions. The 5,4km long track was wet all over after a heavy rain shower just before the race. Mikko Eskelinen started from 19th position of the grid with his Fischer Racing-Ford GT and quickly could gain four positions in the first couple of laps. The Finn handed over the Ford GT in 15th position the teammate Nygaard. On a drying track the young Dane finally finished the race on 12th place. "That wasn't the result we hoped for, but considering the very tricky conditions with first a wet, and in the second half of the race a drying track, we couldn't attack as expected", Nygaard said after the race. "We thought about to make another pit stop and change for slick tires, perhaps that would have been the right decision today."

The second race held on Sunday lasted only five second for starting driver Christoffer Nygaard. The Dane started in promising fifth position, but in the first corner a Porsche hit the back of the Ford GT. Nygaard got heavy under steer, was touched again and eventually thrown out of the race by the same Porsche which initially hit him. "I really didn't know what happened. Someone hit me at the back, then a Porsche touched me at the side and both of us ended up in the gravel trap of Turn 1", Nygaard described his very short race.

"The crash in the first corner really was a shame, as I'm sure we could have scored a really nice result today", Mikko Eskelinen said. "Saturday's race was really tricky on the wet track. But I'm improving and improving with the car. I think it would have been possible to score some more championship points today without the crash."

-source: fischer-racingteam.de

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Christoffer Nygaard , Mikko Eskelinen