Balearic Islands´ driver sponsored by Triatges Menorca, Motorisa Renault Trucks Mallorca, Potencia Alquiler de Maquinaria and Pinturas R-M claimed another TCR class win in the Spanish Endurance Championship. Salom, sharing the Baporo Motorsport SEAT León Cup Racer with Jaume Font, finished 2nd overall. The Mahon-born driver proved to be a strong rival even for GT cars
And so on and so forth. Faust Salom continued his winning streak at the Circuito de Navarra and the Menorcan driver achieved another win in the Spanish Endurance Championship, Iberian Peninsula´s most important racing series. The driver of Baporo Motorsport, teaming up with Jaume Font at the wheel of a SEAT León Cup Racer entered by Baporo Motorsport, recorded a perfect weekend. He extended his lead in Class 1, TCR, SEAT León Trophy and Junior. Salom displayed his impressive space during Saturday´s practice sessions, setting two laps times of 1:52.828 and 1:50.208 in FP1 and FP2 respectively. His good start to the weekend continued on Sunday morning when he posted a record-breaking 1:49.700 with his SEAT León Cup Racer, the fastest touring car and TCR pole-sitter. Despite qualifying took place on damp asphalt, Salom smashed previous record for TCR cars. Later in the 2-hour race, Salom and his teammate had a faultless run. Salom, during many laps, challenged the Drivex Porsche 991 Cup for the win, which it´s a more powerful car than Faust´s SEAT León Cup Racer. But Salom was impressive behind the wheel throughout his 75-minute stint. At the end, the Baporo-entered SEAT took the checkered flag winning the Spanish Endurance Championship classification and second overall, a mere minute behind the Porsche and contesting the Spanish GT championship. Salom, who also recorded the fastest lap of the race, lapped almost the entire field in TCR class.
Faust Salom quotes:
“My weekend couldn´t have been any better! I took another race win and, for second time in-a-row, I earned pole position time. We are bordering on perfection so far. Weather was pretty changeable and unpredictable, so tire choice was particularly tough. In qualifying, my lap was on slick tires despite track was still damp. But I avoided traffic and my lap time was good enough for pole position.” “The 2-hour race started in wet but, at the drying track, my teammate pitted so my stint was longer than expected, around 75 minutes. I had to cope with a safety car period, refueling and tire change but I still managed to build a 30-second gap to car in P2. Finally we claimed another great race win, just like in Barcelona, and that´s incredible. It strengthened our title chances. So, such a demanding race weekend come to an end in the best possible way.” “I´m looking forward to Motorland Aragon, where round three will be held in June. I hope to continue our winning streak there. I want to thank my sponsors TRIATGES MENORCA, MOTORISA, POTENCIA AND R-M PINTURAS because this program wouldn´t be possible without them.”
The Spanish Endurance Championship will head to Alcañiz on 25-26 June. High temperatures will be another rival to deal with. For additional information, visit my profile on Facebook.