Sandeep Kumar marked improvement in his performance at Scirocco R-Cup 2013 as he claimed 17th and 16th spot overall finishes in the Race 2 and Race 3 of the current season. The young Indian scored 12th spot finish in the Junior category in both the races. South African driver Kelvin van der Linde claimed victory in both the races to take top spot in the championship table.
The Scirocco R-Cup 2013 season moved into the second round of the season with Race 2 and Race 3 being conducted at Spielberg, Austria. After having a tough first round, Sandeep Kumar arrived in Austria with the hopes of improving his performance from the 19th spot finish at Hockenheim. Qualifying 23rd, he made up for it by making intelligent moves on his opponents and came up the order to 17th position. Before he could move further, he got involved in an incident that resulted in a red flag, thus settling at the 17th spot.
Starting the next race in position 17, Sandeep improved his pace further and moved up the order till 13th place. However, this time while attempting an aggressive move, Sandeep ran slightly off the track and dropped down to 16th position where he finished in the race. In both the races, Sandeep managed to finish in the 12th position in the Junior category. Sandeep now stands 15th in the overall championship after the three races out of the total nine in the season.
Sandeep said, “I did make some progress in this round but as much as I had expected. I am racing against some of the best drivers in the world and slightest of error means losing more than one position. I am getting to learn a lot and gaining experience race on race. I hope I am able to apply my learning in the coming races. I’m looking forward to the next race which is on the legendry circuit, Norisring.”
South African driver Kelvin van der Linde clinched victory in both the races over the weekend and established a strong position for himself in the drivers’ championship. Following him extremely closely was Michelle Gatting who finished both the races in the second place. Jordan Lee Pepper picked up the final spot on the podium in the first race of the weekend while Kasper Jensen did that in the second race.
Scirocco R-Cup 2013 will now move to Norisring where Race 4 of the season will be conducted on 13th July 2013.