Spa: Trident Racing race one report

The first race of the weekend held today at Spa-Francorchamps was a particularly disappointing one for Trident Racing. Ricardo Risatti ended up in 20th, while Kohei Hirate was forced to an early retirement. The Japanese driver stalled at the start...

The first race of the weekend held today at Spa-Francorchamps was a particularly disappointing one for Trident Racing. Ricardo Risatti ended up in 20th, while Kohei Hirate was forced to an early retirement. The Japanese driver stalled at the start but, unlike the other four cars in the same condition, wasn`t allowed to receive a push back to pit-lane in order to re-join the field. Risatti lost valuable time when his left rear lug nut failed to fix-up properly, and was forced to a definitive stop by an engine trouble, though he was included in the final classification.

Alessandro Alunni Bravi, Team Principal

"After the problem had by Hirate at the start, stewards pushed his car on the left side of the track, brutally ending his race because at that point there were no chances to get it back to the pits. It`s a shame, because several other drivers, equally stopped on the grid, were allowed to enter pit-lane after re-starting engines. Risatti`s race was conditioned by a pit-stop problem: while pulling the air-jack off, the lug nut dropped off its place, forcing the mechanic to replace it with a new one; once back on-track, Risatti suddenly lost that wheel, having to come back again. The Argentinean eventually had to face an engine problem we`ll have to identify and investigate before tomorrow`s race".

-credit: tridentracing.it

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Series FIA F2
Drivers Ricardo Risatti , Kohei Hirate
Teams Trident