An excellent weekend for Double R Racing ensures that they secure their first win of the season thanks to Matheus Leist, meanwhile strong results for their other two drivers help them in the championship.
Liest had managed to win after starting 2nd on the reverse grid for the fifth race of the season. After an excellent get away he managed to take the lead from pole sitter Jack Barlow who fell back to 4th. Over the course of the race he was challenged by Ricky Collard for the lead, however; Leist kept his advantage and managed to comfortably win by 3 seconds.
After the race he was pleased with the result, saying; “We pushed hard from the start and the team did an excellent job for me” said the elated South American, “Starting P2, I jumped to first position and then I led to the end – it’s great to take my first win in this championship. The start was really important, after that I was able to drive my race.”
“It’s absolutely mega to get our first win in MSA Formula”, said thrilled Double R Racing team principal Anthony ‘Boyo’ Hieatt, “Matheus did everything we asked, he got the start absolutely right, took the lead before the first corner and controlled it from there. We told him if he was leading to just control the pace to look after the tyres and he did – mega result.”
Meanwhile, a troublesome weekend in Brands Hatch was put to bed after a podium finish for Gustavo Myasava, in the Saturday race. While he couldn’t keep up the performance in race 5 he still managed to claim valuable points.
Boyo summed it up by saying “Gustavo really turned things around this weekend, he did a fantastic job in qualifying and getting his first podium was fantastic. We’re really pleased with the pace and racecraft he showed.”
Meanwhile, the third driver, Tarun Reddy finished his weekend by claiming his first top 8 finish of the season, after a sixth in race 6. “Things weren’t straight-forward for Tarun but he still did as good a job as he could in the circumstances, sixth in the last race was a good way to end the weekend after the earlier problems,” said Boyo.