Horion retires after accident and Dermont 14th. The Muhlner Team had no racing luck at the Monaco GP meeting with Horion retiring on the first lap after an accident. Qualifying, which in Monaco is on the Friday, was punctuated by ...
Horion retires after accident and Dermont 14th.
The Muhlner Team had no racing luck at the Monaco GP meeting with Horion retiring on the first lap after an accident.
Qualifying, which in Monaco is on the Friday, was punctuated by numerous accident stoppages and was thus a lottery. Several drivers were just on their quick laps with new tyres when their lap was interrupted by a stoppage. As a result Dermont qualified 20th and Horion a good 7th. "I'm very happy with the neutral set-up of my car" commented Horion. Dermont confirmed "every time I was on a good lap I got traffic or the session was stopped. When I finally found a clear track I made a mistake. I should have been quicker."
In the race, Horion retired on the first lap after contact from behind pushed him into a heavy crash into the barriers. Continuing was unthinkable due to heavy damage to both front and rear axles as well as body damage. "it was possibly partly my mistake" said Horion later "I was too far to the outside and as I wanted to come back onto the line I was hit by the following car and went into the barriers with the left side. It's a real shame because the car was really good here and I figured on getting a good result. But that sort of accident can always happen in the rough and tumble of the first lap!"
By contrast, Dermont put on a good show remaining accident free around the houses of Monaco and saw the chequered flag as 14th which, allowing for non points-scoring guest drivers was good for 5 points. "I was quicker in the race than I was in qualifying on new tyres. It was really enjoyable and I'm pleased with my own performance. I haven't put a scratch on the car and that in itself is an achievement around here!" reported David after the race.
The Spa-Francorchamps based Muhlner Motorsport Team enters the Porsche Michelin Supercup in the Belgian national colours with the support of the Belgian Porsche Importers D'Ieteren. The next round is in 14 Days in Silverstone.