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International GT Open: Miguel Ramos and Mikkel Mac had a weekend of mixed emotions in Hungary.

MIGUEL RAMOS AND MIKKEL MAC COMPLETE THE FIRST HALF OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP GETTING THE LEADERSHIP.
ANTÓNIO COIMBRA AND LUÍS SILVA WIN IN THE AM CLASS AND JUMP FOR VICE-LEADERSHIP IN THE CLASS.

Mi­guel Ra­mos and Mik­kel Mac had a we­e­kend of mi­xed emo­ti­ons in Hungary.

On Sa­tur­day, the # 488 Fer­ra­ri team was on a dre­am ra­cing. Af­ter Mac won the pole for the first race, Fer­ra­ri took the lead and built a sig­ni­fi­cant ad­van­ta­ge for a more than de­ser­ved win. Howe­ver, five mi­nu­tes from the end of the race, with Mi­guel Ra­mos at the whe­el, a dis­grun­tled at­ti­tu­de of Johnny Mo­wlem who clo­ses the door to the Fer­ra­ri, le­ads the Por­tu­gue­se dri­ver to make a top and lose two positions.

Des­pi­te Ra­mos’ ef­fort, it was not pos­si­ble to go further than the third pla­ce and although the Bri­tish dri­ver was pe­na­li­zed, the­re was nothing to do about the fi­nal re­sult. Mi­guel Ra­mos and Mik­kel Mac lost the se­cond vic­tory of the se­a­son and the dis­ple­a­su­re of the pi­lots was very vi­si­ble in the ce­re­mony of the podium.

It’s one of the worst sen­sa­ti­ons to lose like that. We had the race per­fec­tly con­trol­led, we were ma­na­ging the lead, but without fa­ci­li­ta­ting anything, as our ti­mes around pro­ve our con­cen­tra­ti­on well and we had the right pace. The worst thing is the work of so many pe­o­ple in our team who were thus spoi­led in a per­fec­tly avoi­da­ble si­tu­a­ti­on. He saw the blue flags, he re­a­li­zed how fast I was ap­pro­a­ching, I was not strug­gling with anyo­ne, I do not un­ders­tand how he clo­sed the door like that. The Mo­wlem was pe­na­li­zed, but our race was rui­ned. ” Mi­guel Ra­mos said at the end of the race.

In the se­cond race, Ra­mos came out of the fourth po­si­ti­on on the grid, but felt some dif­fi­culty in put­ting the ti­res at the ide­al tem­pe­ra­tu­re, suf­fe­ring some pres­su­re from the Lam­borghi­ni from Bi­a­gi. The first 3 laps had some dif­fi­cul­ti­es, but when the tem­pe­ra­tu­re sta­bi­li­zed and felt” grip “, I was able to get into a good rhythm and I mo­ved away from Bi­a­gi, en­te­ring the fight for 4th pla­ce again.”

At the time of the driver’s chan­ge, the team had to ful­fill a han­di­cap of 5 se­conds and the Fer­ra­ri # 488 fell to 7th. It was then that a Mik­kel Mac with the kni­fe in the te­eth” took to the track and car­ri­ed out a spec­ta­cu­lar re­co­very un­til the se­cond pla­ce in whi­ch fi­nished the race.

Mi­guel Ra­mos was a much more smi­ling man in this se­cond po­dium. The fan­tas­tic per­for­man­ce of the who­le team and the ex­tra­ter­res­tri­al stint of Mik­ka took the Fer­ra­ri to the le­a­dership of the In­ter­na­ti­o­nal GT Open, when was fi­nished the first half of the championship.

It was a fan­tas­tic turn what Mik­ka did. It struck hard­co­re th­roughout the stint and the best sig­nal is the fas­test lap got to an end turn. It was a sha­me we were both stuck in both stints, and this way BMW got a good lead, otherwi­se we would fight in the end. In the end of the day the­re are the two po­dium ri­ses, but abo­ve all we showed that they can count on us in the fight for the title. ”

An­tó­nio Coim­bra and Luís Sil­va also had an ex­cel­lent se­cond race at the Hungaroring.

The Por­tu­gue­se duo of the Mer­ce­des AMG # 99, won the class AM and got the se­cond pla­ce in the cham­pi­onship, in the class.

The Mer­ce­des AMG # 99 team has had a fairly re­gu­lar cham­pi­onship, sco­ring in all ra­ces and fi­nishing four ra­ces in fourth pla­ce in the class, th­ree in se­cond and the lat­ter in first.

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