Two races two wins for Smiechowski/Dreyspring

Smiechowski started from pole of Race 1 of the GT&Prototype Challenge powered by Hankook at Zolder and led the race till Dreyspring took over during the compulsory pitstop with a 17 second lead. Dreyspring then led the race till the end. A great result for rookie Dreyspring as it was his first time ever in an LMP3. In race 2 it was Dreyspring who took the start and did what Smiechoski did yesterday. Created a big gap so both drivers comfortably led the race from start to finish.

Quotes on race 1:

Kuba Smiechowski: “It was good. I tried to create a big gap behind me to make life a little easier. Once I overtook the slower cars I did not push as much any more. The car was a bit slippery but manageable on this short and sweet but challenging circuit with some slow corners where you have to go big on the brakes. Hopefully we can go for the same result tomorrow.”

Christopher Dreyspring: “It was a very good day for me. It was the second time in the car in the dry. In the beginning I just had to get to trust the car in race condition. Once I started to do this I could push a little more. I was lucky not to have too much traffic as it gave me a bit more time to get used to the track and the car. Obviously I am very pleased with the result and the car. Looking forward to tomorrow to get more track time in this car.”

Quotes on race 2:

Christopher Dreyspring: “It was so exciting for me to be on the front row and to take the start. When the red lights switched off I was able to overtake the car on pole. After I was in the lead I got more trust in the car and managed to pull a 12sec gap to the guy behind me. The driver change went smooth and Kuba did a very good job. He pulled a 22sec gap so we were comfortable in the lead. I am so glad with both results and with the team.”

Martin Hippe (engineer): “I am very happy with this great result. Both drivers showed a real good and constant performance in both races. Kuba did a great job setting the fastest time in both races and Christopher showed a real good progress over the weekend. A great effort of the whole team.”

Kuba Smiechowski: “I took over from Christopher who did a great job. Found my rhytm and could create an even bigger gap for comfort. I felt good in the car the entire weekend so a big thank you to the mechanics.”

Next race for the team: ELMS, Red Bull Ring, 22 – 23 July 2017

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