RP Motorsport ended the Formula V8 3.5 weekend with a points finish today at Le Castellet. Lining-up for his first weekend in the series, Artur Janosz took a deserved ninth position in race 2, showcasing the costant improvement he made since Friday’s practice, when he drove his new car for the first time Team-mate Vitor Baptista was struck by bad luck once again, as he had to retire due to a right rear wheel problem during the mandatory pit-stop. The Formula V8 3.5 championship will be back in action at the British venue of Silverstone on the 23rd and 24th of July.
Artur Janosz (#21) – Q2 P13 1:49.422 – Race 2 P9 +32.318
“I felt much better from qualifying, improving a lot in comparison to yesterday. My gap to the front was smaller but unfortunately I finished in P13. Then in the first part of the race we decided to go for an early pit-stop because the car was sliding so much and there was no grip. After changing the tyres I was faster than the cars in front of me and I could overtake a couple of drivers to take P9. I am happy with my first weekend in Formula V8 3.5 competition because I made constant progress”.
Vitor Baptista (#22) – Q2 P11 1:49.330 – Race 2 DNF
“We had a good pace in qualifying today, but with new tyres the car was not so balanced. In the race, I made a good start and gained some positions while we waited a little bit before going for our pit-stop. Then I made a mistake during the stop and unfortunately I couldn’t rejoin the track”.