Kevin Estre: COTA Recap
The Sunday morning warm-up was under wet conditions and we only had time to do 2 laps before the red came out. I finished P1 with a 4 second gap and a great feeling from the car.
The start from Race 2 was a flying start as the conditions were bad and the Organisation thought that a standing start would be too dangerous. I had a good start behind the Cadillac and while he moved a bit to the left before the braking there was enough space on the right side for a car, so I decided to go there and try to brake later than the others. The car stopped really well and I was able to take the lead going on the outside from turn 1. Then I pulled a big gap in a few laps but unfortunately the Safety Car came out so I lost everything. I tried really hard to keep my tires warm under the safety car, as it was still raining and in these conditions every extra degree in the tires is a benefit. I had a great restart and the car was super consistent so I managed to win the race with more than a 30 second gap.
I would like to Thank K-PAX with Flying Lizard Motorsport which gave me a great car all weekend long and gave me the possibility to claim the 1st victory from the brand new McLarenGT 650S.