High tension weekend on the Nurburgring circuit in the penultimate race of the GT4 European Series season. Luca Bosco got on the podium of race 1 in third position.
The long road undertaken in April is coming to an end for Luca Bosco, who is fully committed in a season finale to be lived. At the recent weekend, the Italian-French driver of the Selleslagh Racing team put another good result on his palmares on the historic German track, extending his “collection” in a so far exciting 2021.
Again paired with Maxime Soulet, Luca gave his best in the first and second qualifying sessions, more important than ever on a twisty and demanding circuit like the Nurburgring. Immediately third in qualifying one thanks to the best time of 2.05.276, then improved in Q2 finished in third place again but in 2.04.996.
Two excellent starting positions in view of the funnel of turn 1 where, often, the races on the German track have experienced their most important moments. During the 28 laps covered in Race 1, the Selleslagh Racing Team made no mistakes, proving to be competitive and confirming its excellent race pace, finishing in third place overall, just a step away from second place. Yet another podium for Luca Bosco, excellent especially in the overall Pro-Am classification.
The second and last race of the weekend was conditioned by the great battle of Maxime Soulet in the first of the two heats where, the Mercedes AMG GT4, suffered some damage as a result of race contacts, however, allowing Luca to get a good fifth place and other points in the championship standings.
With the second place still in safe (132pnt), Luca Bosco is now waiting for the grand finale of the season on the Montemelò circuit in Barcelona on the weekend of 7/10 October 2021.
Luca: “The weekend was a bit more complicated than expected even though I felt immediately at ease on the Nurburgring track. We noticed a little loss of speed from the start, qualifying in the middle of the grid can be a problem because you have to fight for the best positions straight away. Starting among 42 other cars launched is, let’s say, a nice challenge, especially not having too many contacts. We managed to get the podium in race one, even struggling with this engine loss, so it’s a good result. Unfortunately in race two at the start Maxime had several contacts and when it came time for my race the car had an imbalance on the front that didn’t allow me to keep the steering on the straight. This was already evident from the lap times because they were very high, unfortunately the contact did not allow us to have a car at full potential on the straight.
Anyway, I’m very happy with the weekend in Germany, I kept my position in the Pro-AM standings, picked up some more important points and brought home another podium! I want to thank the whole team for their work, their availability and professionalism, I also thank my partners AZ Telecom, Azimut and Activa.
The last round of the year will be held in Barcelona and we will see if we can maintain this position and become European Pro-AM vice-champion!”
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