June 12th, 2012
Sandströms first race of the year in the GT Masters became an overtaking party! From 36th to 9th in race 1, and a strong second place finish in race 2 on Sunday.
– It was a great weekend with a lot of overtaking, tough fights and really hard duels, Sandström says.
In race 2 on Sunday the no 21 Audi R8 LMS ultra of Prosperia UHC Speed with Edward Sandström and Christopher Mies started 4th on the grid. Mies took the first stint and handed the car over to Sandström, who came out from the pit in third.
– I went for it right away! The race is just an hour, so there´s no need to take it easy and save the material. I got up to a second place behind an Aston Martin that I unfortunately didn´t manage to pass. On the whole I´m satisfied with this race weekend, the first race with a new team is always special, but it´s really time for the first win of the year now. We´ll aim for that in the next race of the Blancpain Endurance Series at Paul Ricard on June 30th.
Race 1 on Saturday went according to Sandström earlier races this season. The qualifying session was cancelled due to a crash, and the drivers started the race after championship points.
– That wasn´t very good since I hadn´t driven any races in the GT Masters this year, we started 36th on the grid, Sandström says.
That meant Sandström had to fight his way through the field once again, he gained 20 positions before handing the car over to Christopher Mies who then fought his way up to 9th, and also set the fastest lap in the end of the race.
– It´s becoming a tradition to start way back and then fight our way up through the field, but soon we will manage to hit the sweetspot in qualification too, and then our victory will come, Sandström says.