Race Report: Race 3 & 4 at Ahvenisto on Saturday 7th of June

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  • Race Sponsor: LT-Studio
  • Race Event: Porsche SportsCup (PRCF) Race 3 and 4
  • Race Location: Ahvenisto Circuit
  • Date of Event: Saturday 07th of June 2014
  • Weather Race 1: Heavy Rain and +16°C
  • Weather Race 2: Light Rain and +19°C
  • Results Race 1: 10th Overall & 2nd in Class
  • Results Race 2: 10th Overall & 2nd in Class

Rain, the great equalizer!

Last weekend I attended race start 2 and 3 in the Porsche SportsCup with team CoolCava Racing at Ahvenisto racing circuit here in Finland, one of the best racing circuits in Finland with tight technical corners and a great elevation change.

LT-STUDIOThis race weekend was funded by my sponsor LT-Studio, a family run business which was established in 2013 specializing in furniture and vehicle paint and finishing. Their great work can be seen on the Porsche Boxster RSR that I race with. Their goal is to make sure that LT-Studio is known for high quality and professional service, as well as an innovative approach for combining classic craftsmanship with the latest technologies available.

 

Saturday morning started with outstanding weather. The sun was shining and there was clear sky. The temperature fast went up and all was looking good for a great race event.

We spent the early morning getting the car ready and undertaking final checks before hitting the track for warm-up and qualification.

O6V1714We did two warm up runs to get the car and tires up to operating temperature before qualification. Second warm up run I made some good lap times and managed a respectable best lap during qualification of 1:32.909, which gave me a nice grid position just behind the factory GT3 Cup cars for race start 1.

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But then it all changed fast!!!

DSC_9922Heavy rain changes everything, and it did this time as well. We changed to wet race wheels and made the relevant adjustments to the suspension, but the circuit was very slippery. We had several drivers crash during the race event.

DSC_0047I completed both race start 3 and 4 with no incidence apart from a spin in race 3, and 2nd in class for both race starts is not to bad…

Current results has me overall 11th in the season with a total of 12 points. Next race will be on 12th of July at Kemora race circuit.

Video from the event and additional pictures will be made available soon, so please check back for updates.

I would like to thank all my sponsors for the 2014 season, and LT-Studio again for covering the fee for race start 3 and 4.


CoolCavaRacing Motorsports Engineering LT-STUDIO Highgate House
Tarett SVP KULJUS

All pictures are the property of the photographer who took them – Tero Niemisto and Matti Tilves.

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