“We had a tough weekend in practice and qualifying,” said Goossens. “We didn’t get the balance right in the car. From lap five on it went really good. I was in the traffic jam for a long time, but I think I was faster than the guys ahead of me. We had this incident in the final laps with Loris, who went a little bit too deep. He tried to come back on the track and slowed down significantly. I was not able to avoid him, but that’s racing.”
“The car was good the first three laps, but than it was too tight”, said Hezemans. “Nicolo and Alon got past me. I gave Marc as much space as possible. Somehow I still got hit and spun. That caught me by surprise. I made a nice 360, which was not ideal. It is what it is. Tomorrow we will start second but first of all we have to fix the issues.”
Former Brands Hatch race winner Romain Iannetta rounded out the top-5, bringing home his best result in the 2019 season.
Lucas Lasserre finished sixth ahead of last year ELITE 1 race winner Gianmarco Ercoli. Marko Stipp Motorsport grabbed his first ever top-10 result with Ant Whorton-Eales at the wheel of the #46 Ford Mustang. The Briton also rounded out the Junior Trophy podium behind Ercoli. Hezemans and Alex Sedgwick closed the top-10.
Jacques Villeneuve and Ander Vilarino had issues to their cars during the first ELITE 1 race of the American SpeedFest at Brands Hatch. While the Canadian was able to finish 15th, Vilarino was forced to come to the pits several times. In the end the Spaniard retired early and will start 8th for Round 6.
Henri Tuomaala grabbed the Challenger Trophy win by finishing 17th in the overall ELITE 1 standings. He edged Dario Caso and Kenko Miura who were right behind the Finnish Memphis Racing driver. Francesco Sini was not able to start the race due to engine problems his teammate Naveh Talor had to face in the ELITE 2 Division qualifying.
Races will be free to watch here (Saturday) and here (Sunday).
According to the press release of June 1, 2019