AT PAUL RICARD!
Jean Marc Bachelier wins Race 1 from Pole Position3rd place in Race 2 for Michael Cantillon
On a warm Spring day in South of France, the Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB ended the third round of the season with an excellent performance from the team, with one pole position, a race win and another two podium finishes in the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli – Coppa Shell Championship.
Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB Driver Jean-Marc Bachelier scored a stunning pole position in Qualifying 1 and confirmed his leadership with a fantastic racewin on Saturday evening. After starting from the front, Jean-Marc held the lead for the whole duration of the race and managed to keep under control the constant pressure coming from behind, with several close encounters with other drivers staying on top of the group. Standing on the highest step of the podium, Jean-Marc was cheered on by the team and by guests from the Ferrari GB dealer network who were invited to enjoy the race weekend and the exclusive hospitality that is offered by Ferrari GB to valued Ferrari clients.
Team Vertu Racing’s driver, Jamie Constable, started Race 1 from 2nd place and put in some fast laps which allowed him to maintain his position throughout race. He confirmed the situation at the end of the 45 minutes but because of a contact with another car he was inflicted a penalty finishing sixth. The race was topped-off by an excellent third place for Team Vertu Racing driver Mike Cantillon starting from position number 4. Jack Gerber in car 126 performed a very competitive race and after a couple of spins on the tarmac even managed to improve his position by gaining three places and finishing 18th.
Race 2 on Sunday afternoon was a concentrated rush of adrenaline for both the drivers and fans: Jaimie, starting from 2nd and Michael from 3rd pushed very hard to get on top of the pack but struggled to pass Kralev in car 171 from Kessel Racing Team who managed to keep both drivers under control and to confirm his position at the end of the race. Through the end of the competition when both drivers were holding their staring positions Jaimie lost control of the car becoming suddenly fifth, but managed to gain back one position finishing fourth just behind team mate Michael who ended the race confirming his 3rd. Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB driver Yannick Mallegol in car 129 mastered an excellent race gaining three positions and finishing 8th whereas Jack Gerber, at his first season with the Ferrari Challenge Dealer Team GB this year, had an excellent start 2 but due to a slight spin off the tack didn’t manage to end his race.
The Ferrari Challenge is back on track in Italy, this time at Misano, six weeks time. For regular news and updates of the Ferrari Challenge, visit ferrari.co.uk.