Following the strong second position in round five of the GT Asia Series at Okayama International Circuit yesterday, the FFF Racing Team and its drivers Edoardo Liberati and Andrea Amici hoped for another strong showing on Japanese soil on Sunday (3 July, 2016), but with the compensation time to take into account, were left somewhat resigned to a tough event ahead and duly finished in eighth position.
On the whole it was a good weekend for the team however with Liberati and Amici moving up in the standings, just 19 points from the title lead with three race weekends remaining.
Amici qualified the #55 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in fifth position, but because of the podium on Saturday, had the longest pit stop compensation time of the whole field. With this in mind, it was always going to be race of damage limitation and the aim was simply to get as many points towards the championship campaign as possible.
Amici took the first stint, maintaining a solid fifth position before handing over to Liberati who dropped to the back of the field after the enforced long stop. A Safety Car period helped close up the field but the restart proved tricky and the team took the chequered flag in eighth position.
FFF Racing Team Owner, Sean Fu Songyang, said: “The Team have had a really good weekend and we always knew it would be difficult to break into the top six in this second race with the success penalty we had to have.
“We have however consolidated our championship position and are looking forward to our next race where we are hoping to get onto the top step of the podium.”
The series remain on Japanese soil for the next round and heads to Fuji International Speedway 15-17 July.