Max Mört, member of the Alphaform REDS JQRacing team has won the Junior European Championships in Italy! We would like to congratulate Max and his father for this epic result, first of many, we are sure about that. Max has improved a lot over the past year and this win proves that. Well done, and keep on practicing! Below you can read a report from Max.
Euros now done and dusted. It has been a long hard week of racing.
The race started on tuesday when there were 4 rounds of free practice. It was not so good for me and so I made a lot of changes for the timed practice day.
On wednesday it was time for timed seeding practice and my car felt good in the shakedown so I was comfortable with the car for the seedings. In first round I just drove clean tried to do only clean laps and managed to get 34th in that round. The second round did not go so well I could not get a good 3 lap run so my best result was from the first one which put me in 38th place overall.
In first qualify I just wanted to do a same kind of run that I did in th first seeding practice and it worked out well and I got 43rd that first round. In second and third rounds I did not have a good run so I was headed to friday with only one good round.
On friday we had two more qualifys and they went well finishing 44th and 50th in those rounds. I could have done better in the last round but got caught up with traffic and lost 3 seconds which cost me over 10 places but thats racing. So with 43rd, 44th and 50th place I was 55th after qualifying and was starting 4th in the 1/16 A.
Then it was time for the finals on saturday. The final started well getting up to third early on and just driving calm with no mistakes. At the 6:30 mark out of nowhere my engine stopped and I was dead last. Some other guys broke their cars and I finished 10th. I am quite disappointed because my speed was good enough to win the final but again, it is racing.
Last it was time for the junior final. I started on pole because berton and ongaro could not attend the junior final because they drove on the main final.
So the race stated well and I put up a small gap between me and the other guys. The track was pretty rough and I made a small mistake but did not need a marshall but the second guy got past. He got a small gap to me but after the pitstop my tires got up to the right temperature and I catched him, got past and pulled a gap and I just cruised to the victory.
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