Excellent Weekend for Racing Engineering! At the third round of the Spanish Formula 3 Championship held at Racing Engineering's home track, the Jerez Circuit, the team from Sanlucar de Barrameda was able to score a lot of points. Borja Garcia,...
Excellent Weekend for Racing Engineering!
At the third round of the Spanish Formula 3 Championship held at Racing Engineering's home track, the Jerez Circuit, the team from Sanlucar de Barrameda was able to score a lot of points. Borja Garcia, after achieving his second pole position of the year, won the first race and finished the second one in second position. Steven Kane finished the second race third and accompanied his teammate onto the podium.
Borja Garcia, the young Racing Engineering driver, couldn't have shown a better performance than during the first race. Starting from pole position and delivering a good start into the race, no one was able to overtake Borja during the entire race. Borja also recorded the fastest lap time of the race at 1'35.978 in lap three.
Steven Kane, after suffering from technical problems in Saturday's first qualifying session, had to start the race from the end of the starting grid and made a fantastic race. Overtaking seven other drivers at the start, Steven was already in seventh position in lap four, the position he finished the race in.
Maria de Villota, the third driver in the Racing Engineering outfit, had a good start as well overtaking two competitors, but an impact with Hernandez broke her front wing and kept her from obtaining a good result in the race. Shortly after Maria's race was finished, when Villa and Mas crashed in front of her and Mas' car damaged the single seater of the Racing Engineering driver so baldy that she couldn't continue.
A clutch problem of Martin at the start caused Borja Garcia lose any possibility of overtaking Giao at the start of race two. However, Borja climbed into second position and put Giao running in first under a lot of pressure. Right behind Borja, Steven Kane gained a position at the start and ran in third. In lap three Steven marked the fastest lap of the race at 1'36.649. Both Racing Engineering drivers kept their positions throughout the race and finished on the podium scoring precious points in the championship standings.
Maria de Villota again was unlucky, when the Argentinean driver Milla blocked her in the first corner after the start-finish straight and pushed her off the track while she was overtaking him in the second lap of the race.
Alfonso de Orleans, Racing Engineering's president, after the two races stated, "One pole, one win, one second and third place and additionally the fastest laps in both races show that the team has worked hard and well. With Borja and Steven now being second and third in the overall championship, our goal has to be taking over the lead at the next round. We will continue working hard to achieve this, but the boys have done a great job so far. On the other hand I am obviously sorry about what happened to Maria. In both races she suffered from the mistakes made by others."