ISR Racing rounds out positive weekend as Salaquarda takes podium spot The second race of the World Series Renault 3.5 weekend at Magny-Cours brought ISR Racing another podium finish with Filip Salaquarda, in a repetition of what happened at...
ISR Racing rounds out positive weekend as Salaquarda takes podium spot
The second race of the World Series Renault 3.5 weekend at Magny-Cours brought ISR Racing another podium finish with Filip Salaquarda, in a repetition of what happened at Brno. The race itself turned out to be a complicated one when rain started to fall before the start, forcing all the teams to put wet tires on. Then, when rain suddenly stopped, dry tires became obvious as the right choice. Unfortunately, the change back lasted long than allowed on the car of Esteban Guerrieri, and the Argentinean was penalized with a drive-through penalty. In qualifying, he had taken the 5th spot, right behind Salaquarda. The Czech moved to the front at the start, completing several laps in first place. After the pit-stop, he made it back on-track in 2nd, but he was then forced to surrender the spot to Ricciardo due to a small mistake. He defended his spot from the attacks of Aleshin though, and eventually ended up in 3rd.
After serving his penalty and entering the pits for his stop, Guerrieri made a great comeback, climbing up to 5th place behind Aleshin. Unfortunately, a contact with the Russian caused him a slow puncture. He ended in 9th, before losing an additional spot due to a 10" penalty for not yelding after a chicane cut. He lost second place in standings, although he can leave Magny-Cours aware of a top-class potential. He's now trailing with 58 points Ricciardo (66) and Aleshin (75). In the meantime, Salaquarda have recovered up to 11th, with 23 points.
Igor Salaquarda - Team Principal
"What a weekend. We put another race behind our shoulders and we're coming back home with two new trophies, for yesterday's 2nd place by Guerrieri and today's 3rd place scored by Filip. In addition to that, Esteban also clocked the pole position for race 1, and the team is now up to third place in standings. It's a great jump, considering that we started from the bottom, being a new team. Once again we got some positive results, despite the tough day Guerrieri had to face on Race 2. We got two great drivers, able to end up on the podium and fight for the front rows in qualifying. They mix together perfectly as they contribute to the whole team's growth."
-source: isr racing