The G-Drive Racing team first appeared in the Asian Le Mans series last year and crowned its debut with a champion title. The Covid-19 pandemic circumstances resulted in this year’s edition of the Asian series being shortened, lasting just two weekends and only at two locations. The races ran on the tracks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and despite all these changes – one thing remained the same. The show ended with the triumph of our team.
In this series we competed with two cars – the well-known Aurus 01 with number #26, and also Aurus 01 with number #25. We met some new faces who truly excelled at the race and we won a new champion title. The winning trio that won the champion title in car # 26 consisted of Austrians Ferdinand Habsburg and Rene Binder and Chinese Je Jifei, while car #25 was driven by American John Falb, Argentinean Franco Colapinto and Angolan Rui Andrade.
But let’s start in chronological order and present all the events that brought the champion title to the Russian team.
2 x 4 Hours of Dubai: Double domination for the G-Drive Racing team
The Asian Le Mans series could hardly have started better for our team. At the qualifications for both races, we won the first and the second place, with the guys in car #25 achieving slightly better results.
We participated in both the day and the night race, and the team in car #26 made a great impression and achieved victories in the first two races. As for car #25, although in the qualification part and in the race itself we had the opportunity to see the enormous championship potential of young Argentinean Franco Colapinto – the guys in this car still had to settle for the fourth and second place in Dubai.