Hungaroring: Thomas Biagi race report

Thomas Biagi just misses out on the podium again Budapest (HU), 30 August 09 - "I thought I would finish on the podium right until the end", commented Thomas Biagi at the end of the two hour FIA GT race in Budapest. "Unfortunately, we just...

Thomas Biagi just misses out on the podium again

Budapest (HU), 30 August 09 - "I thought I would finish on the podium right until the end", commented Thomas Biagi at the end of the two hour FIA GT race in Budapest. "Unfortunately, we just missed out and came home in fifth. I really am disappointed because I also missed out on a top three place in the three LMS races I competed in. As ever, it just comes down to luck of the draw..."

Today's result shows just how high the standard is in the FIA GT series. Hungaroring is a very demanding circuit but all the drivers battled hard til the end and the winner was only decided at the very last minute.

Still, I am happy with how my effort went. I think I was consistent and clocked very good lap times. Unfortunately, we had a little oversteer and, during my stint, I couldn't really go flat out without losing the rear end and risk handing over to Maassen a car with worn out tyres.

The positive thing from this weekend is the compliments I received from the US Corvette team and guys. Another high note is that my team mate and squad confirmed their third spot in the championship and this was our main aim. I feel very much at home at "Luc Alphand Adventure". I am still going for a podium finish and will try again at the final Le Mans Series event at Silverstone on 13 September".

-credit: thomasbiagi.com

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Luc Alphand , Thomas Biagi