With the outstanding success of Oliver Gray, the Leclerc By Lennox Racing Team finally achieves the result for which it has worked extremely hard for all of this first part of the season, including the lockdown months. The first round of the WSK Euro Series is really full of satisfaction for the structure which brings to the track Charles Leclerc chassis made by Birel ART, thanks to the partnership with TM Racing and is now a constant presence in the first positions of the grid.
“It has really been a weekend full of emotions, both on the track and at home, since my daughter Nina Grace was born” – are the words of the team manager Jordon Lennox-Lamb – “There are no words. I just want to thank all the members of the team and the drivers for this great success that I did not expect could come so soon and which is the result of their determination. A big thanks also goes to TM Racing and the Madchec tuners who, once again, offered a truly exceptional service”.
Oliver Gray’s victory in the OK class comes at the end of a weekend where the British driver dominates from the very beginning. The pole position on Friday, in fact, precedes an amazing achievement of three victories and a second spot in the Qualifying Heats. Another victory is achieved in the Prefinals and in the decisive race Gray, despite being at the debut in the category, shows great determination and maintains a cool head in regaining the lead in the race, lost after a troubled start, but keeping it all the way to the flag. Quite impressive is the ability of Oliver Gray to set the fastest lap each time he got to the track, for a total of 6 of the best laps. The Final also sees Jamie Day in great shape, setting things back on track on a weekend marked by bad luck, with an awesome comeback of 10 positions which follow the nine recovered in the Prefinals.
Leclerc By Lennox Racing team is equally in the spotlight in the KZ2 category, despite the fact that the final result is affected by the events. After the excellent second best lap time obtained in quali- fying, Matteo Viganò, dominates the heats with two clear wins and a fast lap, until an unfortunate withdrawal in the third heat compromises the two decisive races. In the same race Viktor Gustavsson unfortunately does not manage to cross the finish line, yet he redeems himself in the Prefinal by recovering 6 positions, reaching the seventh spot and then closing the finals in the eight position.
Finally, we must also highlight the great progress made by our OKJ drivers. Both Rafael Modonese and Ivan Domingues manage to finish in the top ten of their Prefinals after a good performance in the Qualifying Heats. Here, in particular, Modonese could have scored 4 results in the top ten spots, if not for a withdrawal. In the finals, where Domingues still manages to improve his starting position, our drivers perhaps collect less than they had hoped for, yet the path taken by both racers is un- doubtedly beginning to bring the first excellent results.
After these first two races in Italy, the Leclerc By Lennox Racing Team is now getting ready for the event at the Circuito Internacional de Zuera (Spain), where the Champions of the Future will kick off this weekend, which will see us on the track in OK and OKJ.