Borja Garcia impressed with yet another double! Racing Engineering's Borja Garcia left no doubt about who is the fastest driver in the 2004 Spanish Formula 3 Championship. After his victories in Estoril and Valencia, Borja once more celebrated a...
Borja Garcia impressed with yet another double!
Racing Engineering's Borja Garcia left no doubt about who is the fastest driver in the 2004 Spanish Formula 3 Championship. After his victories in Estoril and Valencia, Borja once more celebrated a double this weekend in Jerez. Steven Kane went onto the podium in race one in third and finished race two in fourth position. With these excellent results obtained by Racing Engineering's drivers, the team has been crowned the winner of the 2004 team championship -- for the fourth consecutive year!
Borja Garcia celebrated a fabulous start to finish victory in Sunday's first race. The Spaniard started from pole position, dominated the entire field from the first corner on and was the only driver who constantly recorded lap times below 1'36. Borja set the fastest lap time in the race at 1'35.281 and finished the race with a very comfortable time gap of 11.133 seconds to Soucek.
Borja was accompanied on the podium by his teammate Steven Kane. Steven started the race from the second and lost one position at the start. During the first laps Aicart, running in fourth, reduced the gap to Steven, but quickly realized that the Irish driver in the Racing Engineering outfit was simply faster. Steven was rewarded with third place for his great performance.
Emilio de Villota started the race from sixteenth position and was fourteenth on lap ten, when he was too keen on the brakes and spun off the track.
Borja Garcia started race two from pole position, and once more the young Spaniard celebrated an unthreatened victory. Again marking the fastest lap time at 1'35.858, Borja scored the maximum points possible at this race meeting in Jerez with his two poles, two fastest laps and two wins. These results underline Borja's outstanding form keeping in mind that he was the first to cross the finish line in the last six races. Borja Garcia is leader of the 2004 Spanish Formula 3 Championship with one more race meeting to be held.
Steven Kane, facing one of the toughest race weekends of his career after the loss of two close friends this week, demonstrated an extremely professional approach to racing. He started in fourth position and was visible faster than Hernandez running in third position. Nevertheless it was not possible for Steven to pass him. However, Steven had no problem at all to keep his teammate's rival for the driver championship Giao title behind him. Steven finished the race in fourth position.
Emilio de Villota started from fourteenth position, finished the sixteen laps race in a convincing tenth position.
"I think Borja has left no doubt about who is the fastest driver in the 2004 Spanish Formula 3 Championship and this young driver is surprising us even more with each passing weekend," Alfonso de Orleans, Racing Engineering's president, announced at the end of this race weekend. "I would like to thank Borja, Steven and the entire team for their outstanding effort this weekend which allowed us to wrap up the team championship with one round still to go. For Steven it was a very tough weekend and we tried to help him as much as we could and therefore the results he scored have a very special value."