Second consecutive podium in V8 division for Teo Martín eSports
The third V8 division event in 2017 V8MGT Championship at Circuit of the Americas was again a great one for Teo Martín eSports team with second consecutive podium after Victor Lobato’s P2.
The modern American track with a shorter and more technical version took the drivers to the limit and the Spanish team showed a great feeling with the track from the qualifying session. The result was an interesting P6 for Víctor Lobato to start the race.
Víctor did a good start and climbed to P4 after first corner but in second lap he was hit by a rival, spun and went down to P14 but he didn’t surrender and started to did great overtakes to reach P8 in just a couple of laps and ready to fight for biggest things in the race.
Then he started a close and fun battle with Pablo López during many laps that finished with both colliding and Víctor loosing places to start the next lap in P12. Nevertheless, the damages didn’t affect to his pace so he could recover places quickly.
The strategy was key from midrace because many drivers opted for two stops strategy while others like Victor did just one pitstop this time. This allowed him to return P8 from his pitstop and starting to work in save fuel and manage the tyres for final part of the race waiting for rivals’ second pitstops.
So then the Teo Martín eSports driver closed the gap with Adriá Pérez to fight for P2 with ten minutes to overtake him and go in search of victory. Last laps were critical saving fuel with championship leader so fast behind Víctor but finally Jesús Sicilia was the winner with Víctor second and Álex third.
With this result, Víctor Lobato is overall P3 in this V8 division with three races to go.
Next event for Teo Martín eSports is scheduled for Wednesday October 25th and that will be the fouth round for the V8MGT championship in its V8 division at Canadian Tire with Julián Rodríguez, Álvaro Ramiro and David Pérez as representatives on track.
“What a race! I have no words to describe what I lived in this race. I’ve so much fun with all overtakes but even we had pace to win the race, the early accident was a big ballast for me. Nevertheless, I take the positives: the great feeling with the car and the good pace to achieve this second place. I want to thank to my teammate David Pérez for helping me with setup and strategy. Now there are three races to go, we are P3 in the championship and it’s time to prepare next round at Canadian Tire where hopefully we could fight for the win”.