Denis Dupont - Not what I expected

Denis Dupont - Not what I expected

17.05.2021: Denis took the start at Mid-Ohio circuit for the Michelin Pilot Challenge this weekend at Lexington, Ohio. In the IMSA championship reserved for GT4s and TCRs, the driver who qualifies the car has to take the start and it is therefore the task of his


IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
Mid-Ohio, Lexington - Ohio
Saturday, May 15th 2021

 

Denis took the start at Mid-Ohio circuit for the Michelin Pilot Challenge this weekend at Lexington, Ohio.


In the IMSA championship reserved for GT4s and TCRs, the driver who qualifies the car has to take the start and it is therefore the task of his teammate to transform the test.


After his teammate, Rory Van Der Steur, qualified the car in fourth position, all hopes were raised for the Hyundai Vesloster in ATG colours.


Very quickly in the race, Rory was able to take the lead, finishing his stint in second position. A neutralisation led to a pit stop for the whole field; Denis then came out fourth.


From the restart, the Veloster's race pace was very high and the Belgian driver placed his Hyundai in second place  on the second lap, after a superb outside pass at turn 5.


"I was immediately very comfortable and it was on the bumper the first when I felt some misfires". Denis lost engine power and the team's hopes of victory were over. "We have to analyse what happened and learn from it for the rest of the season.

 

We will see Denis back on track on the weekend of June 25-27 at Watkins Glen. The race will will again be available for live streaming on IMSA.TV.

 

 

 

- Denis Dupont - photos IMSA

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17.05.2021 / MaP

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