Last week saw us take part in the sixth race of the 2016 World GT series.
In the build-up to the race in Silverstone, Diego Carranza told the team that he would be unavailable to race. This meant that Geoffrey Fournier would race in Diego’s place instead. This marked Geoffrey’s second start for the team, after he started in the inaugural race of the season for us.
With limited testing beforehand, Geoffrey did well to qualify in P13 while Carlos Andres Ladines started from sixth position. After a frantic start, the two STAX drivers were running very close to each other in P6 and P7. As the field settled down, they gained another place and looked to continue the team’s record of consistent points finishes. With seven minutes to go, just as the first Ferraris in front of the STAX Racing cars were beginning to pit, the race was red flagged because of a mass disconnect. This meant that Carlos finished the cut-short race in P5, followed by Geoffrey in P6.
With just one more race to go, STAX Racing is third in the teams’ championship. Both of our main drivers are in the Top 10 of the drivers’ championship table (Carlos: P4 / Diego: P10).
The last round of the championship will be the American GT Cup on July 21st, 2016. As always, you can watch that race live on www.gpvwc.com/tv at 20:00 BST.