Mechanical failure puts an early end to Martins race

Postad av Mediaempire 2012-08-26 15:21

WestCoast Racing didn’t finish the Sunday race at Lausitzring. The team was forced to retire from the race on hte outlap after the pit stop with a driveshaft failure. The retirement occured after a strong showing by Fredrik Lestrup who advanced five positions and put the team in contention for points.

Fredrik Lestrup stayed out of trouble in an intensive start before he started to advance and gain positions. He made several passes and was towards the end of his stint in a fight with the DB Motorsport BMW and a Mercedes, both who proceeded to score points in the race. About 30 minutes into the race Fredrik entered the pits and handed over to Martin Öhlin.
”The car worked really well today and I’m happy with my stint and driving today,” Fredrik said. ”I kept out of trouble in the start before I could start to advance. The team really found a good set-up and you could really attack with the car. The teams I fought with went on to score points so it feels really bad to retire from the race today. Martin looked strong in the morning warm-up and would have been able to drive a really good second stint. A bad end to this weekend, we had a chance to score points on one of our weaker tracks.”
Martin Öhlin had a short race, only managing to drive out of the pits before retiring. The driveshaft failed just four corners later and he could do nothing else but to cruise back to the pits and retire.
”It’s not much to say about my short race. It was just short. Fredrik drove a strong first stint and gave us a chance to fight about points. The car felt really good in the warm.up so I looked forward to the race but it wasn’t to be. Despite this I’ve had two fun weekends with WestCoast Racing here in GT Masters and I now go back to the TTA championship in Sweden with new energy,” Martin said.

Result, race 2 Lausitzring