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Andrea Caldarelli experiences tough race at Fuji

Andrea Caldarelli experiences tough race at Fuji

12-08-2015

Andrea Caldarelli completed a tough weekend at Fuji, home of the fourth round of the 2015 SUPER GT championship. After a really positive season start, the Pescara-based man had to deal with 60 kilograms of success ballast coming from the results collected in the first three outings. As a consequence, the #37 Lexus RC-F was set to struggle at the fast venue close to Japan's highest peak. In qualifying, Andrea's team-mate Ryo Hirakawa couldn't advance to the Q2 session for just a handful of tenths of a second, and that prevented the Italian from having a go for the pole position. On Sunday, the 25-year-old from Abruzzo took-off from the sixth row and quickly moved up to the ninth place on the opening lap. On lap 9, while dealing with a lapped GT300 car, Andrea made contact with a fellow GT500 opponent and was assessed a drive-through penalty.

Andrea Caldarelli
“I'm sorry for the penalty we got because without it we would have definitely been able to grab some points and stay on top in standings. Now we are third, eight points away from the lead, but I'm sure that, with the potential we displayed on race day despite the ballast, we will be able to gain some ground in the upcoming race at Suzuka”.

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