My quali lap was not the best one, around 0.35 above my pb is quite a lot. I'm glad it was enough for pole and my teammate was standing next to me!
Race was interesting. I was lucky to pull a gap in the beginning stages so I was able to keep the guys behind me out of the slipstream. From the beginning I was able to control my pace, save my engine and anticipate quite easy on the pace behind me. After an unfortunate accident between Stahre and Domingues it became quite clear that there was nothing to take me from winning this race. Last 10 laps where all about bringing the car home, which is a nervous but amazing feeling :).
Thank you to the whole Twister team, that pretty much dominated this race. I'm sorry for Stahre considering his championship position, but these things happen on these kind of tracks (looking back at my last race at Spa)."
"Q9 R4 Much above anticipation after I once again failed to get the best out of qualifying. Missed my PB by 0.2 and that was the difference between P9 and a more comfy P4 or P5. Got away bad aswell because a car almost stalled 2 rows ahead and I went on the grass to avoid it. Very smooth and diciplined driving in T1 and L1 but I was back in P12.
Careful first laps because tyre temps had dropped. Few people around me made mistakes and I was gifted positions. Overtook Viirok in T1, second time I could keep it up to della Roggia aswell. I could pull away and gained some on Yakimenko, but never got close enough despite him missing the 2nd chicane several times.
After everyone pitted I was still out and in P2 after Atze. Had a really neat fight with Stahre and Domingues where we were 3 abreast into T1 at one points. Gained two free positions back when they crashed eachother out to be back in P2. Euler catched me and I let him go because my tyres were already getting bad and fighting would have made it worse for both of us.
Hoped to hold on to the podium but a few laps from home Reitveld got a nice tow out of Ascari and overtook me in Parabolica. My tyres were so bad I could just stay on the outside and let him go. Cruised home with terrible tyres and marginal engine after a successful 0 stop strategy."