01 Jun Numerous gains made at Spa!
This weekend’s races at Spa proved successful for Fortec drivers.
After qualifying in pole, Barnicoat acquired a penalty, pushing him further back to start in fifth. O’Keeffe closely followed, commencing in sixth.
Habsburg started the race in fourteenth while Chudleigh was able to make significant gains from twenty-second on the grid. Kodric started his race from the back of the grid in thirty-fourth but was determined not to remain there for long, finishing in the top twenty.
After the opening lap, Barnicoat got passed Aitken, pushing him into fourth. Shortly after, the safety car was deployed while the cars of Hasse-Clot and Chaves were removed.
O’Keeffe crossed the line in seventh place, while Chudleigh and Kodric, after making impressive progress throughout the duration of the race, finished in seventeenth and nineteenth respectively.
After a collision causing damage to his car, Barnicoat completed the race in twenty-fifth while Habsburg closely followed in twenty-sixth.
The second race of the weekend at Spa saw some successful results for the team.
Barnicoat, after starting third on the grid, got off to a promising start, chasing the tails of Hughes and race leader Sasahara. After putting on the pressure, Barnicoat took the place, moving him into second.
With nine minutes remaining Barnicoat, after continual defending, dropped back into forth. Meanwhile, a battle was brewing between O’Keeffe, Hubert and D’Agosto for fifth. After much defending, O’Keeffe lost the place, resulting in sixth.
Within the closing stages of the race, O’Keeffe dropped down the order into ninth. Unable to take back the places lost, Barnicoat crossed the line in a worthy fourth place. Although disappointed after losing places so late in the race, O’Keeffe crossed the line in the top ten with ninth position. Kodric, after gaining two places during the race, finished in thirteenth while Habsburg, also gaining two places, finished seventeenth. Chudleigh finished the second race in twenty-first.