ANDROS TROPHY – ROUND 4 – ISOLA 2000

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Hello guys, hope you’re all well! Last weekend saw my first two races of 2018, the Trophée Andros round at Isola 2000. I was able to take my first win on the ice, which is a fantastic way to start off the new year!

After the last round in Andorra I was disappointed with my own performance, finding myself trying too hard which caused mistakes. I relaxed a bit more in the second race, and was able to set the lap record, which was an encouraging sign going forwards.

Last season the Isola track didn’t really suit me, and through trying too hard I made errors, which put me on the back foot. This year, I decided to just build up my speed throughout the weekend.

After reaching the Super Pole for race one, I couldn’t make up many places in the race, as it is very tough to overtake on this technical layout.

I then sat with my engineer and discussed how to further improve my Audi A1 Quattro Ice, and we made some key changes ahead of race two.

The difference was noticeable, as the car was quicker and also easier to drive for both my team-mate and I. In the first qualifying I went more than a second faster than anybody else, before winning the Super Pole. Starting the race from the front, I put in a consistent pace to win by over seven seconds, taking my first Elite Pro victory.

It was a really good feeling to win in the Andros Trophy, a big thanks has to go to the Comtoyou Racing team for their hard work.

Next up is Serre Chevalier this weekend, where we will carry 60kg of performance balance, but we will sure do our best to keep up the winning form.