Suzuka Preview

The legendary Suzuka circuit is the next up in the calendar as the round 11 of the Formula Simracing 2013 season starts today with the World Series race. One of the most demanding tracks in the calendar, in terms of driver skills, will, as always, offer a lot of drama. The previous race in Monza saw the team dominate in both WS and WC, retaking the lead in the World Series with great 1-2 finish of Rob van Starkenburg and Martin Gosbee finishing 2nd. Bono Huis and Ivar Kalamees completed 3rd 1-2 finish in the World Championship in Monza in the last 4 years. Finally having the most competitive car on the grid again leaves the team hopeful towards the final 5 races.

The primary focus will again be the GT Omega Racing team in the World championship and its hunt of P2 in the constructors. Not any less importantly, the World Series championship is still opened so a strong showing by both Martin and Rob is imperative. Historically though, the team has never won in Suzuka in the World Series.

Track History:
David Greco finished 2nd in 2009 and the team hasn’t been off the podium since. 2010 saw a complete domination, Bono winning with Hahnel and Tali 2nd and 3rd respectively. 2011 Bono’s game crashed before the formation lap from the pole position. The most successful showing of a WS driver, was Duivelaar’s P2 in 2011.  Last year Bono won again, dominating the race from pole.

Ondrej Kuncman commented:
"As we have shown in Monza, we have made a step forward and I’m confident we can carry this over to Suzuka too. It is a highly challenging tracks for both driver and the car, the need for top speed is then always about a compromise and most drivers are very happy with the way car behaves through the race. We are looking to win both races and make our objectives a bit closer and a bit easier to achieve."

The World Series race starts on Saturday at 20:00 CET and the World Championship on Sunday, 19:00 CET."


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Precision Motorsports Press
Official Press Release
written by Ondrej Kuncman