Tough weekend for CoRe at SCO GT Donington
– the fourth round of the 2019 Sports Car Open Grand Touring Series was taking place at a rather unusual venue for a four hours multiclass race. It was time for the Donington Grand Prix course providing a lot of race action, incidents and overtakes which made the last race pretty nasty for CoRe. Despite a promising pace from both CoRe SimRacing line-ups, the luck was not really on the team’s side this time.
The CoRe GT3 Mercedes was run by Marius Golombeck and Thomas Gibson this time by who only managed to start from P14 in class. Sindre Setsaas, who was helping out in the Cup car class this round, was supported by Maik Paluch in the CoRe Porsche. They started the race in second position. Marius was able to gain a lot of positions in the first couple of laps after a great start. Also Sindre was gaining the lead within the first lap. As things turned tight when the traffic spread out the CoRe GT3 car got involved into quite a few incidents which made them lose all the positions. A drive through penalty included, both CoRe drivers had to fight back to the top. Sindre meanwhile gave over to Maik for the second stint who kept the 2nd place gap to Inertia in front. As the race distance came to an end, Sindre, who was in the ending stint, got crashed out rigorously hard which did result in a very frustrating DNF. Thomas and Marius nevertheless were able to bring home an 8th position as maximum. An additional post-race penalty made them lose one more position in the end.
The final race of the Sports Car Open Grand Touring Series will take place at Virgina. The broadcast of this race can be found here.