AGS Events Racing respond in best possible way in Misano

Sunday, August 09, 2020

Two almost sure podium finishes yesterday for the AGS Events Racing team ripped out of their hands due to technical issues with just minutes to go for both cars yesterday must have been hard for all to deal with but deal with it they did and in the finest way possible earlier this morning.

Having already completed Qualifying for the second race of the weekend for round 2 of the GT4 European Series from Misano yesterday left AMR Academy Driver Valentin Hasse-Clot starting from the front row of Sundays grid in P2 with his Silver Cup class entry with team mate Nicolas Gomar doing likewise in their Am classed #89 entry from P10 overall and P2 in class.

Like his team mate Theo Nouet yesterday, Hasse-Clot was soon able to take to the front at the start of the hour long race before developing an elongating lead as his thirty minute stint ticked by. Gomar meanwhile, enjoyed a brief race within the top ten buts soon got mugged by various Pro-Am and Silver Cup cars just a few laps later to drop their car back down to P10 although still in the lead of his class.

Whilst the gap between P1 and P2 continued to expand, Gomar eventually lost the class lead to the #89 Mercedes before losing the next position in class just before he pitted - ahead of their sister #27 car in this race.

With Hasse-Clot having handed Nouet an eleven second cushion at their stop, even the threat of any possible return to the issues that blighted yesterday's race and thus racing a 'percentage race' today entered into the young Frenchman's mind as he continued to push until the end, eventually taking the chequered flag with commanding seventeen second gap.

A race win was nothing less than the AMR team deserved with their #27 Silver Cup car having been consistently fast since arriving again in Italy. The #89 Am crew also backed up that point with their third podium finish of the season so far with a P2 finish in class (P11 overall) as the Series gets a month off ahead of their next round from the Nurburgring in Germany in four weeks time.

A great result and a great display of character from the team having stepped up from FFSA GT4 this season! There's more to come from these guys this year we are sure.

Photo credits - GT4 European Series

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