Lotus News Article

INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN – NÜRBURGRING

Monday, May 28, 2012 - 16:15
Lotus Giudici Racing scored their first points of the season with their Evora GTE in Germany.
Portimao 2Works driver Johnny Mowlem started the 70 minute-long first race from 13th and fought up to sixth place in the Super GT class, the team’s best finish in an international field. For Race 2 he started 14th, but was hit at the first corner and suffered a broken diffuser. The team lost a lap as they made hurried repairs. Then they were handed a drive-thru penalty for being two seconds under the minimum time that teams can spend in the pits. With that, the chance of points vanished and the team chose to retire from the race.


Johnny Mowlem:
“Sixth place was a super result for us, given this was the Evora GTE’s best ever finish in an international field with such a high number of entries – 26 cars. It was especially encouraging given this was a short race, and therefore more reliant on out-and-out performance than reliability. I actually drove the whole of the first race on my own as the team wanted to give us the best opportunity to get a good result, so I had a lot of fun.” The pace of the car is improving all the time and we have genuine reasons to be positive.”