Visser equals career best 3.5 result in Jerez

Beitske Visser - Credit: Formula V8 3.5

Beitske Visser enjoyed her best performance of the season and a career equalling result as the female Dutch racer took fifth place in race two at the Circuito de Jerez.

Visser had finished seventh in race one on Saturday, finishing on the tail of team-mate Yu Kanamaru despite problems in qualifying preventing her from starting higher up the grid than she felt she deserved to.

“We started the qualy very good with the first set but with the second set we had a technical problem so we dropped some places to P10,” said Visser.

“Luckily the mechanics managed to fix the problem for the race, we had a strong pace but its difficult to overtake here but happy to still finish P7.”

The Teo Martin Motorsport driver qualified sixth place on the grid for race two, and made a good start to run as high as third, but after finding herself on the outside of turn two dropped down to fifth, and despite pressuring Jack Aitken throughout, could not find a way passed the British racer around a track notoriously difficult to overtake.

“Qualy was really good already, we were P6,” said Visser. “The start of the race was amazing, I went up to P3 unfortunately I was on the outside on turn two so I lost two places there.

“On the pit exit it was so close with Aitken so we were pushing so hard after that but unfortunately we couldn’t pass him. We managed the tyres really well I think by the end we were one of the quickest out there but unfortunately in this track is impossible to overtake so I’m very happy”.