Kuba Giermaziak with strong showing in Assen The young Polish driver from Motopark Academy had his best weekend of the season, culminating with an 8th place on Sunday's race. It was Kuba's first visit to the famous circuit, and he made...
Kuba Giermaziak with strong showing in Assen
The young Polish driver from Motopark Academy had his best weekend of the season, culminating with an 8th place on Sunday's race.
It was Kuba's first visit to the famous circuit, and he made the most of the two Free Practice sessions to learn the fast and demanding Dutch track. He then put on his best qualifying performance so far, starting in 10th place for both races.
"From the past race and test results we knew it was possible to do something like this, but it still felt great to know I was in the Top 10 for the first time!", commented the rookie driver after the double qualifying session on Saturday.
A great start and some fighting in the first corners saw him move up to 8th place in the first lap of Race 1. He then lost one position, and stayed in 9th place for the remainder of the race. This is where he would have finished, had it not been for an over enthusiastic move from a local driver three laps form the end. After completely missing his braking point, he slammed into the side of Kuba's car and flew over it. Kuba still managed to bring it to the pits, but the damage was too extensive to continue.
The track was wet for the start of the second race of the weekend. With slick tires mounted on the cars it was difficult to get a clean start, and Kuba lost 3 positions. He then drove a great race, moving up to 9th place, and always keeping the cars behind him at a safe distance. Never putting his arms down, he still found a way past Stef Dusseldorp on the final lap, finishing in an excellent 8th place!
"I'm very happy with today's result! It makes up a little for yesterday's disappointment. I pushed the entire race, and had to keep an eye on the cars behind me all the time. On the final lap I caught Dusseldorp and decided to go for it. He didn't really defend so it was actually an easy pass." Commented Kuba after Sunday's race.
There is now a two week break, after which the Polish driver will be back in action for the fourth round of the 2007 Formula Renault NEC, to be held in Zolder as a support for the prestigious Masters of F3 event.