Pit problem ends promising run for Kerr Robbie Kerr, ...
Pit problem ends promising run for Kerr
Robbie Kerr, #5 Team KTR, Race 2 -- Qualified: 8th / Finished: 10th (1 Point)
Robbie Kerr rebounded from a string of lowly qualifying positions to plant his #5 KTR entry firmly in the top-ten on the World Series by Renault grid for today's 23-lap race at the Nurburgring in Germany. The Burbage racer lined up eighth and following an outstanding start ran as high as second before a stuck wheel nut in the pits limited him to a tenth place finish and the final point on offer.
Race 2, Qualifying (Pole -- Pastor Maldonado, 2m00.534s)
Kerr, the former British F3 Champion, was a man on a mission in qualifying and was consistently the fastest Group B runner throughout the first half of the session on the slowly drying F1 track. A red flag with five minutes remaining interputed proceedings with Kerr still holding on to top spot. When the on-track action resumed Kerr was eventually deposed at the top of the time sheets, finishing the session in fourth to take P8 on the grid for the race.
Race 2, 23 Laps (Winner -- Christian Montanari, Prema Powerteam)
Kerr rocketed off the start line from eighth and gingerly picked his way through the carnage at the first turn to fire himself up into second place, passing Alx Danielsson before setting his sights on race leader Andy Soucek. A safety car period on lap 4 halted his charge but his hopes of challenging for the lead were completely dashed in the pits as he made his stop as racing resumed on lap six. A stuck wheel nut on the front-left wheel of his #5 KTR racer cost precious time in the pits dropping Robbie out of the top-20 by the time he was back on-track.
Undeterred Kerr simply put pedal to the metal and successfully raced his way back tenth at the flag to claim the final championship point for his efforts.
Robbie Kerr - #5 Team KTR: "Well it wasn't to be today but I think we showed given the right opportunity we can perform. The car was great in qualifying and things look a little more promising for future races now."
The World Series by Renault heads to Donington Park in England for Round 7, 9th-10th September.