Still leading BMW series after four rounds Kevin Lacroix: victory and disappointment in Mid-Ohio Lexington, Ohio, May 22nd -- After a convincing victory in the first round of the Mid-Ohio double header in the Formula BMW USA series, ...
Still leading BMW series after four rounds
Kevin Lacroix: victory and disappointment in Mid-Ohio
Lexington, Ohio, May 22nd -- After a convincing victory in the first round of the Mid-Ohio double header in the Formula BMW USA series, Kevin Lacroix finished a distant 14th after his FB2 #22 Uni-Select car was hit from behind by another competitor in a first-lap incident while he was in second place. He resumed racing from last place and climbed eight positions with a very bad wheel alignment, ending in 14th place but excluded from scoring any points. Nevertheless, he will still be atop the series standings for the next round on circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal, nursing a five-point lead over Belgium Maxime Soulet (52-47).
"I am very disappointed, said Lacroix. That move was completely insane from that driver (Davison). He was probably frustrated because he jumped ahead of me at the start but I overtook him cleanly just before that turn. I hope the series officials will have a serious talk with him but that will not give me back the points I could have scored. We are coming to Montreal with the points lead like we wanted to, but the margin is not as comfortable."
Second win on Saturday
Starting from second row for the Saturday race, Lacroix took third place at the first corner and was looking for the lead in the next lap. But both leading cars were given a black flag for a premature start. "I didn't know what was going on because our radio system was malfunctioning. I was surprised to see both of them (Philippe and Piscopo) slow down and take the pit lane and didn't know what to expect. I decided to put my head down and charge as hard as I could. I was all alone until the checkered flag."
Starting from first line on Sunday
After a very good qualifying time on Saturday morning, Lacroix was out to fight with Philippe for the second race on Sunday. "I really wanted to have a fair fight with Richard (Philippe) this time, a good 15-lap explanation. But the incident on the first lap turned the situation around. We'll have to wait for the next races in Montreal."
Formula BMW USA
Next rounds of the series will take place in Montreal on June 11 and 12 as undercard for the Canadian Grand Prix.