PCCF – Spa-Francorchamps: Ghiretti-Paque be careful at the start

In pole position, Alessandro Ghiretti will finally find Benjamin Paque alongside him on the first row. Following the downgrade of Marcus Amand, the Belgian from TFT Racing will have a great opportunity to get the best as soon as the lights go out.

Published on 22/06/2024 à 18:15

Alexandre HERBIN

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PCCF – Spa-Francorchamps: Ghiretti-Paque be careful at the start

Who will play the role of the hunter in the first round? © Alexis Goure.

The front row of race 1 of the Porsche Carrera Cup France will be unique. On the highest place on the Spa-Francorchamps grid, Alessandro Ghiretti will stop his car flanked by the No. 11. In qualifying, the driver Schumacher CLRT had no opponents. With a lead of 917 thousandths over its runner-up, the Junior Porsche Motorsport 2024 achieved a perfect performance. The team's work was incredible. We struggled a bit during Free Practice but we thought a lot about finding solutions. I had a superb car in my hands which allowed me to achieve these times. » 

At his side, he will find the local of the stage: Benjamin Paque. Initially third, the Belgian gained a position after the cancellation of Marcus Amand's (Schumacher CLRT) best lap for failure to respect track limits. “ Being on the front line here is a real pleasure, the TFT Racing driver was satisfied. We looked for the right settings in free practice because we had never tested here. »

Winner on this circuit two months ago in the Benelux Cup, the wearer of No. 2 used his last visit to Spa to get a good time in qualifying. “ After the first set of tires I was fifth. Thanks to my experience, I knew places where I could push a little more. I produced a nice timer which satisfied me. » 

Who will come out on top from the first corner?

Alessandro Ghiretti and Benjamin Paque often get off to good starts. Face to face, the two hope to take the lead as soon as the lights go out. “ The goal is to start in front and then stay in front, says the pole sitter. I'm focusing on myself and we'll see how I handle the first braking. » 

A fortnight ago at Zandvoort, scene of the second round of the Carrera Cup Benelux, the Belgian started second. “ I started much better than my opponent. I was immediately in the lead and won. This is the method to follow today. Of course, you shouldn't take all the risks. I need to have a good race and finish at least second to get on my first podium with TFT Racing. » If he does not admit it openly, he secretly dreams of hearing the Belgian national anthem played in his honor. 

You will have to watch carefully for the start which will be given at 19:25 p.m. And if the decision is not made at the first corner, the battle could last until braking on the Combes straight. 


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