Datum: 20.02.2018 · Lamborghini Super Trofeo
Another class win and place 2 in overall classification for Carrie Schreiner in Dubai
At already hot summery temperatures in the fashionable desert city of Dubai the 2nd race of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Middle East took place on the International Circuit. After the successful start two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, the duo Carrie Schreiner / Axcil Jefferies had to defend the top of the league in the PRO-AM class.
The two set the right course in the qualifying with P2 for Jeffries and P6 for Schreiner in the stronger second group. Carrie only had to let go ahead five PRO drivers with just a few tenths of a second.
However, just as in the 2nd race in Abu Dhabi they were involved in a starting collision. In the first curve an over-ambitious American hit Jefferies at the rear wheel and turned him around.
Being on the last position he chased the field and was able to move up some places. Carrie took over after about half of the race, but more than limitation of damage with overall ranking on position 6 was not possible anymore. There was a huge disappointment, as the team of Konrad Motorsport had to give up the championship lead.
In the second race, however, the two pilots of the Lamborghini Junior Programme regained it. On the worse outer track, Carrie first lost 2 positions after the start, afterwards she overtook three competitors until the pit stop and the driver change and being on P5 she handed the car over to her fast teammate. He made up two positions and in the last lap in the corner before the last corner he went past the driver ranking second in overall classification.
So, this meant another win in the Pro-AM class and they reached the second step on the overall podium.
On one side, the young girl from the Saarland was, of course, very happy about this success, but on the other side she was also a bit disappointed about the failure in the first race: “Now it’s the second time out of four races that we have been cleared away at the start. If everything runs well, it is very hard to beat Axcil and me in the Pro-AM class and we can always reach the overall podium.
As for the Championship we are now narrowly leading again and I’m very confident that we can manage to finalize it at the third and last event of the Middle East Series early March, this time on the big Grand Prix circuit in Dubai!”, said the 19-year-old fast female racer optimistically.