The race was on. Michal Broniszewski 11 Kessel Racing Ferrari: But, with nearly 40 cars on track, a dry line quickly formed and allowed those on slicks to make progress again. Se prosegui la navigazione acconsenti all’utilizzo dei cookie. Both carrying battle scars and war wounds, but both built strong enough to withstand being pushed to the limit on one of the most demanding tracks, for 24 hours.
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For 24 hours, we were faultless. As they peeled off, I was in second place and just 10 seconds behind the leader. The medical team was called and my teammates rushed over… so that they could take selfies over me as I lay on the floor!
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This means that, while we are pushing our car to the limit, so is everybody else. With the asphalt on the Misano World Circuit being wet at the start of the Qualifying Race, tyre choice proved to be crucial for the first of two races at the opening event of the Blancpain GT Series.
I closed the gap for the first few laps but I was pushing so hard, wrecking my tyres in the process. But, as I left the pits for the final time, I was in fourth place, with two of the cars ahead still to pit.
But, with nearly 40 cars on track, a dry line quickly formed and allowed those on slicks to make progress again. The reason so many cars have failures or crash is because, well, we are all racing on the edge.
When you stand on the podium and look at the guys stood there with you, you have ultimate respect for all of them. Michal Broniszewski 11 Kessel Racing Racign This is where people much smarter than us drivers come in.
The drying circuit also forced rading on rain tyres to pit early. Since they did not gain a sporting advantage, the stewards of the meeting imposed a euro fine. We knew most of the other guys were on wets so the plan was to take slicks and play the long game, but after two laps I maxxime in to say we were losing too much time. Both carrying battle scars and war wounds, but both built strong enough to withstand being pushed to the limit on one of the most demanding tracks, for 24 hours.
Bentley Boys Andy Soucek and Maxime Soulet take surprise win in Misano Qualifier
As a racing driver, I would always want to be leading the race throughout. The Belgian polesitter had taken the hole shot, managed to create a seven second gap, and even though Maxi Buhk in the 84 HTP Motorsport Mercedes-AMG reduced his deficit by a couple of seconds at the end of his opening stint, Frederic Vervisch remained the virtual leader after the driver change with the older of the Vanthoor masime.
He eventually crossed the line with almost three seconds in hand.
Of the 66 cars that started the event, only 34 crossed the finish line. We have only just received the car, and we have still a lot to learn. Vervisch was still in third but, after being informed he was some 30 seconds behind the leaders, decided to settle for the lowest of podium finishes.
If you want to know how tough this race is, just watch my post-race interview. Max Soulet was writing exclusively for Mobil 1 The Grid. Ulteriori informazioni Okay, thanks. It is still very early days for the new BMW M6.
I really want to thank M-Sport who have been working so hard and deserve this victory as much as ourselves and Bentley. I gave it my all, I really did. Piccini managed to claw his way back to the top and a faultless drive by team-mate Michal Broniszewski meant the Kessel Racing duo could claim the top step of the Pro-Am podium. Despite their 19 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini starting only 32nd, they managed to finish 16th overall as well.
However, a couple of minutes before the end of the pitstop window, a Full Course Yellow was called by the race director, to remove debris on the track.
While most of the frontrunners played it safe and fitted rain tyres to their cars, further down the grid some drivers gambled by opting for slicks.
A lot of others were on slicks but I thought it was easier and safer to overtake using the wets in the first part of the race. The Audi may have won, but we had all finished the battle. Obviously, the fight for the class wins was heavily influenced by the changing conditions souoet well. You need to do something smart strategy-wise to get a jump on the rest mmaxime the pack.