Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had some ups and downs at the Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 in Homestead, Florida today. Both DRR drivers, Justin Wilson (No.22 Z-Line Designs) and Ana Beatriz (No. 24 Roll Coater) endured plenty of action during the 200 lap ...
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had some ups and downs at the Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 in Homestead, Florida today. Both DRR drivers, Justin Wilson (No.22 Z-Line Designs) and Ana Beatriz (No. 24 Roll Coater) endured plenty of action during the 200 lap race. The duo finished in 21st and 26th position respectively.
As the green flag dropped Wilson had a clean start. The Englishman earned a 6th place starting position, but unfortunately struggled with the rear stability of the car and lost positions as a result. As the race had a number of caution periods, it was just a matter of hanging in there and that's exactly what he did. Wilson brought the car back home safely in 21st position and finished the season sitting 11th in the championship.
Beatriz, who started 15th, like her teammate, battled with the same issues early on. That didn't stop her as she was able to fight her way up the grid, gaining some positions. Unfortunately, that would all change on Lap 42. On the re-start Beatriz was stuck in gear. Luckily, she managed to get the car going again, but in Turn 4 she made contact with the wall and it would end her day early. Beatriz finished in 26th position.
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing heads back to Indianapolis to immediately begin preparations for next year. The team will end the season with Justin Wilson in 111h place (361 points) and Ana Beatriz in 30th place (55 points), in the championship standings.
What they have to say
Justin Wilson, No. 22 Z-Line Designs: ""It was a tough day today for the Z-Line Designs team. It didn't exactly end the way that we had hoped, but we worked hard and were able to bring the car home in one piece."
Ana Beatriz, No. 24 Roll Coater: "I think that we did a good job and we were staying up there. The car was pretty good, it was just a little nervous in traffic, but we could keep up there. The first stint went well for us, but then the caution came out and I don't know what happened. On the restart, I couldn't put it into gear anymore. When the green flag came, the gears started working again. As soon as I was in the first corner, I think I hit a bump and the rear snapped on me. It's unfortunate how it turned out, but I still learned a lot and I have to thank everyone at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing."