Imola has been a significant milestone in Alex’s career with his first podium in car racing.
The weekend started very well with a competitive qualifying session where Alex qualified 9th and 6th. A great outcome against so many fantastic teams.
Despite a bent front wing from an early contact in race 1, Alex went on to finish an excellent 8th.
In race 2 Alex started 3rd and made his way into second. Following a long safety card period he went on the attack to take first place with very little time left but was unable to make the move. Great first podium in car racing.
Start on grid 5 in race 3 Alex was able to race with the lead group and had a great battle with Zhou from Prema Power Team and ultimately finished 6th with only the two great teams, Mucke Motorsport and Prema Power, ahead.
Busy weekend on the tight Adria Raceway near Venice.
Race one finished in a positive 12th position in the 26 car field. Race two unfortunately ended with a bent steering arm after an altercation with series contender Zhou while in 9th on lap one. Race three also ended in a positive 11th .
While not where Alex wants to be it remains a good result in a learning year in what is an ultra competitive field. A few important learnings were taken away to be implemented in the next round at Imola on the weekend of the 19th and 20th September. This is a great track that Alex enjoys very much
I was also exciting to have as a visitor in the pit box none other than ex chief engine designer for the Ferrari and Toyota F1 teams, Luca Marmorini. It was a pleasure for all to stop and hear some of his great experiences at the pinnacle of motorsport.