Iberica Racing Wins Silverstone STC
April 13th, 2015 by JaimeB
The first round of the STC started at Silverstone Historical. The famous UK circuit is the fastest configuration hosted by the STC.
After dominating the practice and having covered a distance of 5.057km with a qualifying time of 1:38.567, Jesus Sicilia (Iberica) had to sweat to bring home the first victory against a fierce Ben Tusting (Movie-go). Indeed, on the finish line Tusting closed the race with only 0.724 sec. behind the winner.
Tusting started from the third position after setting a qualifying time of 1:38.926, v0ery close to the time of second fastest qualifier position of Jose Vegara (Odox) 1:38.925. Tusting had a good start, passing Vegara in the first corner. He was able to close immediately the gap with Sicilia following him for the whole race until the checkered flag.
In third place we find Sebastiano Filosa (Mivano). Starting from the 5th place, in the first lap he passed two cars and without any mistake he kept the third position to the finish line.
His teammate Tamas Szabò had a complicated race. After a good start from seventh position he was hit by Harris Christakopoulos (Hellenic) on Lap Four. Christakopoulos was penalized with a drive-through for the contact. Szabò came back on track in 15th and made a nice recovery to finish the race in eight place followed by Christakopoulos.
A solid performance for TeamGT with Riccardo Schiavon and Diego Comuni. respectively, resulted in P4 and P5. This consistent result enabled TeamGT to taking second place in the standings just two points from the Iberica Racing Team.
The next round will take place Canada’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The format of the second round features a standing start and a 45 minute long “sprint race.”