Tuesday 29. July 2014

Near enough is not good enough.

This weekend the third round of the European Le Mans Series took place on the brilliant Red Bull Ring in Austria. AT Racing was at the start with their Ferrari 458GT2 entered in the GTE class, manned by the Alexander Talkanitsa Jr & SR and the German ace, Pierre Kaffer.

Following four hours of intense racing the trio finished again in fourth place in this edifying GTE class just 2 seconds away from podium.

The heat this weekend at this wonderful Red Bull circuit made it a difficult assignment for the teams and drivers, because both man and machine had to dig far deeper into the power resources with temperatures in excess of 40° on the track.

Under these conditions AT Racing drove an almost faultless race, apart from a minor race incident,which resulted in a run through the gravel losing them precious time. Notwithstanding this setback the Austrian Ferrari 458 finished in fourth place, whereas under optimal conditions a podium would have been on the books.

Next round is in France and there the team will again attack for the desired podium finish!

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