Biagi’s Difficult Debut Continues in Austria


Thomas Biagi has thus far in 2014 endured a somewhat tumultuous start to his Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup campaign.

Contact with other cars in both the first two rounds in Barcelona and Monte Carlo has left the former FIA GT champion with an unenviable score card.

Round three at the Red Bull Ring in Austria’s Styrian Alps has done little to change this. Troubled is perhaps the best word to describe the Italian’s weekend.

MOMO-Megatron and Biagi were plagued with a litany of technical issues throughout Friday practice and these refused to cease into qualifying on Saturday morning.

Race day would not do anything to bring a smile to the face of anyone within the team, a rear puncture predictably necessitating a pit-stop that dropped Biagi even further down the competitive field of stunning Type 991 GT3 Cup race cars and he would finish a lowly twentieth.

Reflecting on the meeting and looking to the future, the Italian concluded by saying, “In the race the car was not bad and setting a lap time less than a second off the fastest lap of the race is another step forward. The way is still long and realistically our goal for the coming races is to get closer to the top ten rather than to ending the races within it. Silverstone is one of the most fascinating speed temples and it is going to be exciting to be back there together with the Formula 1 cars on the first weekend of July, in front of a very competent and numerous crowd.”