Antonio Giovinazzi finish 5th at 4h Silverstone

Antonio Giovinazzi finish 5th at 4h Silverstone

18.04.2016: Antonio Giovinazzi, together with Sean Gelael and Mitch Evans



Antonio Giovinazzi, together with Sean Gelael and Mitch Evans, finished in 5th place at the 4 Hours of Silverstone, season-opener  of the 2016 European Le Mans Series.


 This was the last training race for the Italian driver, before the beginning of his upcoming season in GP2 Series.


It was for them the last winter training before the upcoming GP2 season. Antonio Giovinazzi, together with the Jagonya Ayam drivers Sean Gelael and Mitch Evans, raced yesterday at the 4 Hours of Silverstone, opening round of the European Le Mans Series.


 At the wheel of the BR Engineering BR01-Nissan LMP2-class of the SMP Racing, the three drivers from Italy, Indonesia and New Zealand had their first Endurance race in Europe, after the successful debut of Giovinazzi and Gelael last January, in the Asian Le Mans Series in Buriram and in Sepang.



The British weekend has been a good experience for Antonio Giovinazzi, who took the wheel of the car replacing his team mate Sean Gelael in the second turn, about 1h40’ after the start.


The Italian driver had a good feeling with the car and was able to drive at his best. He recovered several positions, getting the fourth place before giving the car to Mitch Evans for the last turn

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At the end of a very demanding race the Jagonya Ayam car #44 took the checkered flag in 5th position. After this new good result, Antonio Giovinazzi is looking forward to the start of the GP2 Series, in one month in Barcelona.


“This weekend I spent some good racing days, again.” – said Giovinazzi after the race – “The Winter is always too long, when one is waiting a great new racing experience as GP2 Series.


So, the invitation of Jagonya Ayam to participate at the opening event of the European Le Mans Series was a great news, for all of us. Since Friday’s free practice, together with my team mates Sean Gelael and Mitch Evans we tried soon to be at the top.


This time I had quite different sensations from this car after my first experience in LMP2 last January, in the Asian Series. On Friday, the grip I felt was better on front wheels than on the rear.


We tried to reduce the oversteering and, on the wet track, we got the best results. The weather was another important variable, this weekend. Often, the track has changed from dry to wet and this was another challenge for us, when we were at work to find the best set-up.


The race was quite difficult. Sean took the start in third row and his performance in the first stint has been very good. At the first swap of drivers he gave me the car when we were in 9th place.


 I did my best to push and to recover position until P4. Mitch drove in the last turn and he too, was very fast.  All in all, the 5th place we got on the finish line is a good result.


 But, above all, the best consideration to do is about the experience we are doing, thanks to the worldwide program set by Jagonya Ayam organization.


I’m very happy to drive cars so different, which are making me more and more an experienced driver.”



Francesco Candido , photo ELMS

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18.04.2016 / MaP

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