BRNO – CZECH REPUBLIC. The third round of the FIA GT1 World Championship took place this weekend at the challenging Brno Automotodrom in the Czech Republic. Pertti Kuismanen and Mika Salo ended up in 19th position in the first FIA GT1 World Championship race of the weekend, while Xavier Maassen and Mike Hezemans finished as high as fifth.
The Championships Race looked very promising as well, but a problem during the tyre change ruined the race of Xavier Maassen and Mike Hezemans in the #11 Mad Croc Corvette. The Dutch pairing came home in 14th position,while Pertti Kuismanen and Mika Salo finished 12th, just outside the points in the #12 Corvette of the energetic team. Xavier Maassen: “We did again everything that’s possible with the Corvette C6.R and until the last wheel of the tyre change, everything looked very promising. A top‐5 finish and even a podium were within our sight… But the fourth wheel created a mess and that was it. How much bad luck can a team possibly have in a season?” Mike Hezemans: “We were 5th in qualifying, 5th in the first race and so close to a podium in the main race of the weekend… This feels really bad. The car was ok, we made progression throughout the weekend and I really believed in a strong outcome. I’m as disappointed as everyone is in the MadCroc Racing Team.”