EU V6: DAMS Valencia race one report

Race 1 "Grand Race" - Saturday 17th April 2004 Bruce LORGERE-ROUX took 6th place from 15th on the grid today and brought the only points of the 3 DAMS cars after Neel JANI was pushed out on the first corner and Memo ROJAS struggled with...

Race 1 "Grand Race" - Saturday 17th April 2004

Bruce LORGERE-ROUX took 6th place from 15th on the grid today and brought the only points of the 3 DAMS cars after Neel JANI was pushed out on the first corner and Memo ROJAS struggled with technical problems.

Bruce LORGERE-ROUX : "My start was not very good but quickly I had the opportunity to pass a few cars in front of me, I passed 2 cars on the outside line, it was great! Then the team did a fantastic job for my pit stop (fastest of the race) which helped me to pass 4 more cars. At the end of the pit stops I was 5th, I had then a great battle with VAN LAGEN, but finally he had the advantage after I lifted in the final straight in a confusion made by the lap countdown (The official counter indicated final lap and there was 2 laps remaining in reality). It is just a shame that we started far on the grid because we were fast today."

Neel JANI : "I am just furious, I think everything was on the way to win today until another car pushed me out in the first corner. My start was one of the greatest I ever did, I took the outside line and I was catching SHARP who was leading the race. The driver who pushed me out tried something really stupid in the braking, he had no chance to pass and made a big mess. I was feeling very good today, the car was perfect, but the championship is long..."

Memo ROJAS : "I don't know what was wrong on the car but the steering was pushing the car on the right. It was just very difficult to drive, the Team is checking what is the problem. In that condition it was impossible to get a result. I look forward next race because we know that we have the potential to be on the top 5. Unfortunately we had so much rain in the first 2 race week ends and winter testing, it can't be like that all time..."

Sunday 18 April 16.30 : Sprint Race

<pre> VALENCIA ROUND 3 & 4 - 17/04/04 RACE 1 RESULTS - RESULTATS COURSE 1

Pos Driver Team Time / gap 1 Pasini Victory 45'56.066 2 Sharp Jenzer 2.273 3 Campanico CRAM 4.944 4 Scafuro AFC 5.192 5 Van Lagen Interwetten 13.566 6 Lorgere-Roux DAMS 14.276 7 Kerr Victory 17.726 8 Lee SRTS 24.608 9 Barth Interwetten 29.603 10 Bellarosa Avelon 33.575 11 Shimoda DPR 47.413 12 Rojas DAMS 51.798 13 Mondini Eurointernational 1'07.087 14 Sandstrom SRTS 1 lap ...

Jani Retired / abandon 1 st lap.

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