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Precision Motorsports European GP preview

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Johannes Kunkel, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Johannes Kunkel

    Johannes Kunkel

    Round 9 of the FSR 2013 season is held on the modern street circuit of Valencia. The team is entering the weekend in the full strength, with only 1 line-up change. Cyril Werdmuller will be making this year’s WC Debut for GT Omega Racing. Whilst the point advantage over Morand is already considerable to bring any surprises in the upcoming races, the attention shifts to assuring Ivar Kalamees and Jack Keithley stay in front of Morand in the championship as well as to the World Series, where another heavy battle with Twister Racing’s duo is expected. Martin Gosbee is leading the championship by only 5 points and Rob van Starkenburg is further 15 points behind.

    Track History:Valencia is the track where a Precision car clinched victory for the first time. It was in hands of Jaakko Mikkonen in 2009. The success was repeated in 2010, when Bono Huis and Rasmus Tali dominated the World Championship race. Bono did not participate in the last years’ race, however Jack Keithley did a good job to replace him, finishing 2nd in the WS behind – then NetRex driver Martin Gosbee, and nearly finishing 2nd in the WC as well. He had to give up the position due to FSR rules and had to settle for 3rd.

    Ondrej Kuncman commented:
    "Valencia favors our setup approach and therefore I think we can be silently confident before the weekend. Conditions on the track are tricky though with relatively high tire wear and lower grip setups, which are necessary to achieve a good top speed on long straights. At the same time though low speed corners require good stability and good traction. That makes it quite tricky with the 2013 mod to sufficiently prepare for, especially if fine tuning once again is really not possible with this mod, which has become very annoying lately, steps of 5 springs/arb are just way too big and the same with wing steps. In the WC we really just need a good finish and hopefully Ivar and Jack can extend the gap to Morand. In the WS however we need to return to the top step of the podium and extend constructors championship advantage. That is the main goal and I hope we have done enough to achieve that."

    The World Series race starts on Saturday at 20:00 CET and the World Championship on Sunday, 19:00 CET.

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    Precision Motorsports Press
    Official Press Release
    written by Ondrej Kuncman