Multiple podiums for Uno Racing as the Chinese GTSSC gets back to business

Sunday, September 12, 2021


After a long 4 month pause, Uno Racing has returned to the track for the Round 2 of GTSSC with 3 Aston Martin Racing GT cars picking up 4 trophies in 2 races for their efforts.

A challenging Saturday for the 3 drivers and the team, still all very new to the new Aston Martin Racing GT3 and GT4 cars with the unpredictable weather making this challenge even more difficult with everyone within the team still working on getting an ideal balance for their cars.  

Despite being a brand-new team with brand new cars and new drivers to the cars, none were afraid of trying to further develop the setup and even with the growing challenges of the unpredictable weather for Sunday.

As predicted by the weather forecast, rain indeed arrived with Race 1starting behind safety car. It was a still a chaotic start with many cars spinning and running off the track and within those challenging conditions and having started in 8th position overall, Riokonig quickly climbed through the grid and successfully took the lead of the race by lap 2.

After an exciting race, Riokonig in Car 71 crossed the finish line as the overall winner, a fantastic feat for his debut in the series, and also the first winner trophy for the AMR Vantage GT3. 

Pun aboard the #91 car also had a good race and finished the race overall 6th place and 4th in class, having started in the middle of the grid on 11th position.

Thomas in the GT4 race car, performed a very stable and consistent race whilst facing breath-taking moments in some very tricky track conditions, not only passing cars which were losing control and spinning, but also battling with three other competitors and succeeding in fighting for 2nd position, all making an amazing debut racing for him.

As Sunday afternoon approached, the unpredictability of the weather was still making all the teams struggling to set race strategy and choice of tires. In the end, on wet conditions and intermittent showers, Race 2 also started under the safety car. Riokonig’s Car 71, having started on pole, was able to defend his position for xxx laps before he made the first mistake in the tricky conditions in T12 and losing the lead.

Pun's #91 started from 6th in the grid, had a good afternoon with exciting battles and overtakes in Race2. At one point was even able to take the lead of the race but failed to hold it due to the changing track conditions, having in the end crossed the finish line in 2nd place overall and a 1st in AM+ class. For each of the races, each GT3 driver received a trophy in Race 1 and Race 2, just like the plan they joked about earlier on the week.

Thomas in the GT4, in fact never have driven a race car on wet tyres, was a challenging task, lost a position during Race 2, but never gave up. He still fought well to defend his 3rd position in class. As a rookie in AMR GT4, this is a very positive and satisfiying result for both the team and the driver.

Next GTSSC round, 1st of October ai Zhuzhou International Circuit. 

Source material - Uno Racing

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