Adrien de Leener: “My race started very well as I set some good lap times and climbed through the field. Then, the race director mistakenly called me in for a drive-through so the race didn’t end too well. When I pulled into the pits, the officials motioned for me not to stop. When I got back out though, my tyres were cold and I couldn’t really control the car”.
Bela Csiszer: “I really enjoyed myself during the race because I started from the back of the field and ended up eleventh, overtaking lots on the way. I can confirm what I hinted at after qualifying: that this is now my favourite circuit. I hope to do even better in Race 2 as I will not be starting from down the pack”.
Carlo Romani: “I drove well in the opening fifteen minutes and didn’t stress the tyres. My lap times were solid. Then I started to get a bit weary because I am not used to driving these cars. I woke up a bit towards the end and set my best time on the very last lap. Luckily, the track was dry today and much safer than before. We all, obviously, had to change our style of driving both in terms of braking and speed”.
Kris Wauters: “I got off to a good start and climbed a few places. The tyres hadn’t warmed up by lap 2 and I lost control of the car, did a 360, and ended up off the track. Then, twenty-five minutes in, the car started vibrating quite a bit and I had trouble taking left hand curves. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it to the finish line: a few laps from the end I lost all grip and smashed into the barriers at Blanchemont. The suspension was broken and I had to retire. It was a shame. This is my fourth Trofeo Maserati race and I have never damaged a car before. I promise to do my best in the afternoon race”.