GhostSpeed Racing Team had a very good weekend at Formula SimRacing round 6 in the Monaco Principality. Dimitri De Matos won the World Series race achieving his first win as well as the first for the team in 2010. In the day after, David Greco had a great drive into 2nd place in the AutoGP World Championship, the first podium for him and the team in the World Championship this season.
David had his best qualifying session this season achieving 2nd position in the grid. He had a very consistent race opting for a 1 stop strategy against the 2 stops of the other main competitors which allowed him to have a look into the 1st place. But, in the end, he had to settle for 2nd after defending his position very well against Haehnel in fresher tyres. A great performance to get on the podium. Well done David!
Laurent Keersmaekers was not able to start this race because of serious graphical problems.
In the World Series, Karim Wezenberg was the one that left Monaco more disappointed. His qualify runs were all ruined by traffic making him get only 6th in the grid when he was looking to fight for pole position. Then later in the race, he was forced to retire in lap1 after being surprised by careless moves from the drivers in front, that made him loose his front wing, and then got stuck in the slowest corner of the track with no way out.
Stephane Rouault, that started the race from 5th, also saw himself involved in the same incident as Karim since he was right behind Karim and had nowhere to go and lost his front wing too. Stephane was still able to climb several positions and finish in 9th, getting some points to GS Racing.
Dimitri De Matos got 7th in the grid and he was the only one of the three to escape without problems from lap 1. He then made a superb and consistent drive keeping the distance to the guys in front that were in a 2 stop strategy while Dimitri opted for a 1 stop. The strategy worked very well for him, putting him in the lead of the race before his stop and giving him a good chance to fight for the win. Although, at the end of his first stint he made a mistake with worn tyres making small contact with the wall. This made that after all the stops he had to settle just for 2nd. But in the final laps of the race, the leader of the race lost his front wing in a incident with backmarkers. Dimitri climbed then to 1st and kept it until the finish line winning the FSR WS Monaco GP. A great win by him after a very consistent drive. Congratulations Dimitri De Matos!
Marco Conti had to start from pitlane after a penalty and did a good race climbing several positions. In the last laps he saw himself involved in a incident with drivers that were blocking the road but he was still able to finish the race in 10th.
In the World Trophy, the race didn’t went as well as in the other races of the weekend for the GhostSpeed drivers but there was still good points for the team. Mark Aalberts was the unluckiest driver being forced to retire after being involved in several incidents during the race. On the other hand, Danny Lubbers and Ferry Koek besides having several incidents during the race too, they were both able to finish the race in 8th and 10th positions.
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