Bolisetti wins maiden race in British GT
India's Sailesh Bolisetti registered his first victory of the season when he won the race two at the second round of the British GT championship held in Nurburgring, Germany today.india Updated: May 19, 2012 23:51 IST
India's Sailesh Bolisetti registered his first victory of the season when he won the race two at the second round of the British GT championship held in Nurburgring, Germany today.
Representing Lotus Sport team, the weekend started on a positive note for Bolisetti as he finishing third and first in the two official practice sessions.
But an unfortunate onslaught of technical problems prevented Bolisetti and his teammate Phil Glew from exploiting the performance of their Lotus Evora GT4 car during the qualifying sessions.
After a disappointing opening race, lady lucky finally favoured Bolisetti after team-mate Glew handed over the proceedings to him from the leading position.
Bolisetti was also favoured when one of the cars of front-running Ginetta retired from the race due to a mechanical issue - giving the Indian further leeway to hold on to the lead and control the race.
From then on it was just a matter of maintaining the cushion and driving the car to its limit.
"When Phil handed me the car from lead, the first thought in my mind was to preserve it and try to keep the opposition behind and the car out of the barriers," Bolisetti said.
"The margin was slim but we managed to turn the car around in pits quicker than our rivals."
First Published: May 19, 2012 23:47 IST