Nikolai Gryazin enjoyed a successful debut in the Cup. The Smolensk track submitted to the 15-year-old racer, immediately winning the prize in this new competition – the cup for taking third place. Together with the skilled Boris Shulmeyster, they gave a confident performance on Saturday and took their place on top of the podium on Sunday.
“I’m afraid to praise Kolya too much, but he really deserves it. The young racer pleases us with even-handed adult behaviour on the track and a precocious cool racing mind. Our vehicle was damaged during Saturday’s race, and upon changing drivers, he took the car with a very unstable front-wheel drive. His task was to finish and not to attack, because it would be dangerous under such circumstances; the damaged wheel could explode at any moment. And so he did this. Kolya drove thtoughout the race calmly and made his first finish,” Boris Shulmeyster from Aeroexpress Racing Team stated in praise of his young teammate’s success. “On Sunday, he already had the opportunity to demonstrate his own driving style. He did everything correctly – without rushing forward at the start, he let the frontrunners pass, keeping right behind them. He made no mistakes on the track and did not violate any rules during the pit stop. Kolya is worthily continuing the famous Gryazin dynasty of racers and is sure to have many victories ahead, including those gained while on the Aeroexpress Racing team.”
The next (the fourth) stage of the Russian LADA Granta Cup will take place this weekend, on August 3–4, on the Moscow Raceway racing track, where it will be held as the warm-up for the DTM championship. The Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters is the most prestigious Silhouette racing car series based in Germany. The Russian DTM stage traditionally involves competition between three German car super-giants: Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
The Aeroexpress Racing Team benefits from informational support provided by Nezavisimaya Gazeta, Autosport.com.ru, the Russian version of this leading English racing website, and the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station.
The Aeroexpress Racing Team’s sponsors: Aeroexpress, LLC; AKB MOSOBLBANK; RailTransAvto, and Komponent company.
2013 calendar for the LADA Granta Cup races:
Stage 4 (3-4 August) in Moscow, Moscow Raceway track
Stage 5 (17-18 August) in Kazan
Stage 6 (14-15 September) in Nizhny Novgorod
Stage 7 (28-29 September) in Togliatti