Max Defourny: “We could have done so much better”

by Paul Hensby

Max Defourny was downbeat after a tough weekend at Spa-Francorchamps where he lost ground in the championship battle to his main rivals Lando Norris and Dorian Boccolacci.

The Belgian, racing in front of his home crowd, found his first qualifying session heavily disrupted by red flags, so much so that the R-ace GP driver was unable to set a lap time and was consigned to the back of the grid. The race did not improve, as he suffered with power issues that saw him end well out of contention.

Saturday’s second race was far better, as he claimed second place from fourth on the grid after a great battle with rival Norris, but came off second best despite his best efforts to get around the British driver. As a result, Defourny has dropped thirty points behind double winner Norris, and nineteen behind Boccolacci, who secured second in race one and sixth on Saturday.

“We could have done so much better,” said Defourny on on Saturday. “It was a disappointing weekend.

“In the free practice sessions, we were quick in all conditions. After the bad qualifying, we had zero points in race one as well.

“Today was better, but it’s still disappointing to be second. We have already prepared ourselves for Assen next week and we will focus on that weekend now.”

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