WSR 2009, BARCELONA: RACE 1 – FAIRUZ FINISHED A CREDITABLE 8TH

BARCELONA, Circuit De Catalunya, 18 April 2009 – MOFAZ FORTEC MOTORSPORT made an impressive debut at Circuit De Catalunya today with Fairuz Fauzy finishing 8th in Race 1.

Race 1 seemed to be a clean affair as all drivers safely passed through Turn 1 without any incident. Fairuz dropped to 10th place at the start but managed to put on a string of quick laps to overtake Marco Barba (ESP – International Draco Racing) on lap 3 before getting past Daniil Move (RUS – P1 Motorsport) on lap 8. Marcos Martinez (ESP – Pons Racing) grabbed the winner with a total time of 47:05.443. The fastest lap went to Miguel Molina (ESP – Ultimate Motorsport) with a lap of 1:35.751.

Fairuz said: “The car was awesome during the race and my lap times were consistent but it was not easy to overtake on this circuit.”

“It is important to start the championship with three points in the bag. Hopefully, there is more to come in Race 2 tomorrow,” he added.

Meanwhile, it was not a day to remember for MOFAZ FORTEC rookie driver, Sten Pentus. He moved up few places after coming out of the first turn. It looks promising for the young Estonian until he was involved in the collision with cars in the mid-field, which unfortunately damaged his front wing. As a results, Sten had to pit in for a new front wing and finished 18th. He will be looking to bounce back in tomorrow’s race.

Race 2 includes a mandatory pit stop, which will provide extra excitement and allow the team to play a more strategic role in the race.

Race schedule (local time):

Sunday, 19 April
Race 2 (44’ + 1 lap) 13:03

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