Tuesday 17 September 2019

De Ridder hails positive weekend in Latvia.

PHOTO CREDIT: GC Kompetition
Guillaume De Ridder is happy with his maiden World RX of Latvia, despite failing to progress to the semi-finals. 

The 26-year-old Belgian has had his fair share of bad luck this season. 

The GCK Academy driver's best result of the season came in Spain when he claimed an eleventh place finish, but his luck would take a turn for the worse for six consecutive events were suffered from mechanical issues and incidents with other drivers. 

In Latvia, he claimed a twelveth-place finish on day one. 

The rain came on day two which would make track conditions quite tricky. Despite a third-place finish in both the Q3 and Q4 races, De Ridder was unable to progress to semi-finals. 

"It was a very positive weekend overall as it was my first time here in Latvia, and I improved my lap times both in wet and dry conditions," he said. "My times were relatively good compared to gaps we’ve had at previous races, and the work done on the launch strategies have clearly paid off!"

"I think we had the speed to be in the semis, and it's very encouraging for the last round in Cape Town."

Written By Junaid Samodien

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