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ALMS 2021: G-Drive Racing dominates Asia again

Roman Rusinov slavi titulu ALMS2021

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.

2 x 4 Hours of Abu Dhabi: Confirmation of G-Drive’s champion title

As for the second weekend, our guys continued to demonstrate great results in the qualifying race and won two pole positions again, which brought confidence to the team ahead of the decisive races in the Emirates.

However, in the third race of the season, our team failed to achieve the third victory. The JOTA Sport team triumphed, while the cars #26 and #25 finished in 2nd and 3rd place, giving us an excellent starting point for the final race of the season.

It was only a matter of setting the strategy well, applying it and hoping that luck would follow us in the fourth race of the season. Our drivers started from the front line and after 4 hours of an exciting race and many changes they finished the race as the second and fourth, which was enough to confirm the championship title for the G-Drive Racing team!

ELMS 2021 and new challenges for the G-Drive Racing team

After winning the championship, the G-Drive Racing team refreshed the line-up before the European Le Mans Series, so in the season ahead our drivers’ team will consist of: Roman Rusinov, Nick de Vries and Franco Colapinto (car #26) and John Falb, Pietro Fittipaldi and Rui Andrade (car #25).

The new ELMS season starts on April 18, with the race of 4 hours of Barcelona, and we remind you that we will follow all the new successes of the G-Drive Racing team on the Instagram page of G-Drive Serbia, so we recommend to all fans of endurance races who have not yet done so to follow our Instagram page.

Until some new opportunity, sports greetings!

G-Drive Serbia