Smith and Oltramare pick up strong finishes for Cool Racing in Ligier European Series

Smith and Oltramare pick up strong finishes for Cool Racing in Ligier European Series

17.05.2021: Ligier European Series COOL Racing’s Cedric Oltramare and Maurice Smith both showed consistent pace during Round 2 of the Ligier European Series at the Red Bull Ring.


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COOL Racing’s Cedric Oltramare and Maurice Smith both showed consistent pace during Round 2 of the Ligier European Series at the Red Bull Ring.
 



Both drivers performed well in changeable conditions during qualifying, with Oltramare showing his continued speed by taking fourth in the first session.
 


On his debut in the Ligier European Series, Smith put in a solid showing to take fifth in his first race in the Ligier JS2 R. Later in the day, the American again drove calmly and precisely to improve on his previous result and just miss out on a podium place in fourth.
 


Meanwhile, in his first season of racing, Oltramare had incredible pace capable of a podium finish and showed his improved race craft with two excellent late overtakes in Race 2. Despite his speed, two penalties limited him to fifth place.



CEDRIC OLTRAMARE

“Both qualifying sessions went well on Friday and I was confident ahead of the two races. Yesterday morning I made a mistake on the formation lap which meant I had to start one lap down but I kept pushing and set good lap times towards the end.



In the second race, apart from picking up the penalties due to a couple of small mistakes, I was happy with how it went. We had great pace and I was pleased to overtake two other cars. Without those mistakes we could have finished on the podium, so I will look to be more consistent in the next event.”




MAURICE SMITH


“It was a brilliant weekend, especially as this was my first time at this track and in the Ligier JS2 R. The second race was awesome, I had some good battles with Cedric and he clearly had a lot of pace. The team did a great job and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a pleasure to race this car with the team this weekend.”




NICOLAS LAPIERRE, MANAGING DIRECTOR



“Cedric continued to improve following his promising debut last month in Barcelona, and he showed he possesses good pace in the Ligier JS2 R. Unfortunately, mistakes in both races prevented him from scoring better results, but he is still learning and working hard to improve his skills behind the wheel ahead of the next round.



It was great to have Mo here this weekend, he’s a positive influence on the team and he did really well on his first visit to the track in an unfamiliar car.”






SAS CLX MOTORSPORT, photos Matthias Schrütt/racefilm.de


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