Back on track for Race Three there were plenty of bold, daring moves to whet our appetite as the train of cars pushed perilously close to the walls of the Norisring circuit. Holding off the pressure from Lando Norris once more, Ralf gave another superb drive throughout the 35-minute race, running slightly deep into the hairpin saw our Estonian just miss out on a well-deserved podium. With Jake finishing a strong fifth place behind, Nikita put in some truly bold defensive moves to clinch another points paying position in tenth.
Unfortunately after a superb run, a clash at the hairpin for Tadasuke ended his race. Sadly collecting a broken wrist from the impact puts our Japanese ace out of action for 8-10 weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery and we’re sure he’ll be back stronger than ever.
Proving ourselves as a team to be reckoned with on the streets of Nuremberg, we leave feeling boosted by a positive step forward in pace and performance. With a testing day before the next round at Spa-Francorchamps, we’re hungrier than ever for that first 2017 victory.
With a few final words from our Team Principal Oliver Oakes it’s over and out from Germany: “Its been a strong weekend from all the team. Norisring was a track where we really struggled last year and our performance this weekend is testiment to everyone in the teams resolve to analyse, group together, ultilise the great engineering depth we have and come back stronger — to take two poles was incredible!”
“We are finding out stride again after the lack of competitiveness we had in the first two races this season. Its great to see the strong drives across the board over the weekend by all 4 drivers. We all wish Tada a speedy recovery.”