Bittersweet weekend for Lennox Racing in the third round of the FIA OK/OKJ European Championship

Despite the usual great efforts made by the whole team, we had hard times in Trinec and we weren’t able to catch another remarkable result. Our drivers for this race were Luis Castellini, Matus Ryba, Noah Wolfe, and Matias Orjuela, all involved in OKJ category.

The unexpectedly good weather conditions gave the drivers the opportunity to put on track as much speed as possible starting from Saturday, thanks obviously even to the slick tires. Lennox’s best driver in Qualifying practice was Orjuela, who found immediately a satisfying pace and was able to catch a top 5 placement in his group (P15 overall). Wolfe was able to limit a difficult qualifying with his 43rd position, while Castellini (P70) and Ryba (P74) had some more difficulties finding the best possible setup.

Orjuela and Wolfe did their best even in the heats. Matias found a P8 in his first heat and most of all was able to find also a top 3 placement, while Noah, who made up several places in his first heat to finish in the top 10, instead managed to find a remarkable consistency securing lots of top 15 results: Colombian and English driver approached the Super Heat respectively in P28 and P34.

Unfortunately, several incidents and a bit of lack of experience have hindered Castellini and Ryba’s overall results: they unfortunately missed the final, however great progress throughout their heats, showing a strong pace.

The Final was the perfect spot for another Wolfe’s masterclass: started from P30 after a complicated Super Heat, the English driver fought hard lap after lap and recovered 14 places, closing his weekend in the Czech Republic with a 16th final placement which satisfied, but also leaves some small regret. Matias Orjuela followed closely in the 21st, showing a bit of a lack of pace but crossing the line with no regrets at all after three solid and convincing days of driving.

Jordon Lennox-Lamb, Team Manager: “That’s not the result we were looking force but as usual even on those difficult weekends our team and our drivers are always able to show a lot of positive things. Of course, it’s not all to throw away, we leave Trinec with lots of data and most of all very good sensations. I’m sure that we’ll come back stronger since from next appointments of this intense season”.