iRACING GRAND PRIX SERIES - 2012 (S4:W7) - Apex Racing UK

Apex Racing UK



Apex Racing UK were all running at Road America this week. Jesper Pedersen had very strong week in the Pro Road Series, qualifying resulted in a great 9th place on the grid. Jesper ran in the top 10 for the majority of the race with the field split between 1 and 2 stop strategy’s.

The race ebbed and flowed whilst the strategy’s played themselves out, an awesome battle for the top 4 spots resulted in them all finishing within a couple of seconds of each other. Made up a few places in the closing laps with his 2 stop strategy giving him those fresher tyres and finished in 10th place. His third top 10 finish in a row (skipped Silverstone)!!!

For Pierre another tough race, 16th on the grid and a solid first stint brought him to the top half of the field. Contact after 15 laps brought him in for repairs and an easily made error in the final corner resulting in a spin put him out of the race.

Jesper is currently 15th and Pierre hanging onto the final promotion spot in 25th in the standings. We still have a drop round to take for everyone so will be interesting to see how that affects the standings!

The teams stats for the week:

Starts 10
Top 5’s 6
Poles 3
Wins 2 (Pierre and Alex)

Here are the current ARUK league standings:

(372 total entrants)
Overall Position
(including Pro/WC entrants)/
positions gained/lost from last round
Championship Points
Samuli Kumo 2nd/ 0 1273
Alex Simpson 4th/0 1235
Pierre Urbizu (Pro) 26th/+2 845
Justin Lindsay 31st/ +3 724
Liam Williams 38th/-8 (Did not run at Road America) 687
Lee Thompson 40th/-3 676
Jesper Pedersen (Pro) 92nd/ -13 (Did not run at Road America) 355
Jody Mills 105th/-11 (MIA) 310

Next up is Zolder, a track I have never ran. Looking forward to getting some running in tonight I hear it is going to be a tough race!!!

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