Comments after race 2

Donington - GBR

Johnny Herbert 

Comments after race 2

20/05/2012 - Donington
Herbert: "What a comeback from the back of the field!"

Johnny Herbert:What a comeback, guys! I didn’t think I would make it up to seventh. Of course, I hoped I’d do better at the start and maybe finish on the podium again but, given how things went, I couldn’t have done anymore. Unfortunately I made a mistake at the start while trying to hold off Kristoffersson: I misjudged a curve and slipped three or four places back. Then Onslow-Cole sent me into a spin and I found myself right at the back. I had to make a comeback and battled hard with Biagi, who was ahead of me. I enjoyed myself even though I didn’t have any real openings to attack and overtake him; his BMW is much lighter and faster than my car. We made it up to sixth and seventh places but, as I said, this wasn’t the result I was after. Still, after taking third place in Race 1, it was a positive weekend. I got to know the car for the first time and so I can go on the attack in the next round at Mugello. It is a circuit I like a lot so come down and check me out!”.

Cesari: “Wow, almost as fast as Johnny!

Mauro Cesari:
I am a touch more confident after this second race at Donington. I started from thirteenth and so ninth is a good result. The crash between Pigoli and Gabellini, that also involved Mugelli, helped me out but I earned the other places. What is most satisfying is setting a top lap time that is just six tenths off the one posted by Herbert. For someone like me who started out not long ago and who doesn’t have the experience of an ex-F1 driver like Johnny, this was the weekend’s most important stat. It feels almost like a win”.

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