Ocean Racing Technology hit by stormy weather at Silverstone
Ocean Racing Technology leaves Silverstone disappointed for not having achieved the objectives it had set before the 5th meeting of the GP2 Main Series. The Portuguese team suffered two storms in England: the first came in the form of Kevin Mirocha's forfeit, not starting after injuring his left shoulder, and the second was the British weather, which reduced qualifying to the bare minimum and disrupted the first race.
Qualifying in the top 10, Johnny Cecotto Jr crossed the finish line in the first race in 13th place following a race turned upside down by an incident in the pits. The Venezuelan driver missed his braking coming into his first and only pit stop, but luckily did not injure the mechanics who were getting ready to service his car. Despite a loss of four positions at the start of the second race, Johnny's pace was competitive. But a mechanical problem came up after 10 race laps and forced him to abandon the race.
"I had a problem with the clutch," Johnny Cecotto Jr explained, "It made me lose four positions right from the start. But Ocean Racing Technology had prepared a very good car that was competitive and I had planned to attack after saving my tyres in the first laps. When my competitors started having traction problems, I was able to continue at the same pace. But that's when the car started having problems for good. It's really too bad; it's a weekend best forgotten, starting with the incident on Saturday. I want to apologize to the crew and hope to make up for it in the next race."
The next GP2 Main Series races will be held in Germany from July 22nd to the 24th.
by: ocean racing technology