On Sunday, crew 15 faced technical issues. “The engine failed during the morning training session. The crew decided to replace the unit as an emergency response. The work was successfully performed. The crew did not miss the race, and managed to both start on time and finish it”, said Boris Shulmeyster from the Aeroexpress Racing Team. “However, the replacement engine did not run at full power, resulting in a significantly lower speed compared to our competitors.”
“As of recent, we have had no boring races. Our competitors are now stronger and better prepared. In competitions, where we meet mainly with professional racers from various corporate teams, we see an opportunity for continuous development. We hope to achieve better results, and stick to our sporting interest until the final stage. In everything we do on track and during the technical preparation and personal training, we strive to develop our team, obtain some experience, and finally, to win,”commented Rustam Akiniazov from the Aeroexpress Racing Team. “Today’s race, as often happens at KAZANRING, was full of events right from the first lap and kept everyone strung up until the very end. From a technical point of view, the Kazan track is perhaps the most demanding, complicated, and exciting one in Russia. There one needs to be resolute. However, it is not always possible to be careful.”
A long gap is expected in the LADA Granta Cup calendar. The next time the crews will come to the starting line will be on 14-15 September in Nizhny Novgorod. The racing season is drawing towards its end. The Nizhny Novgorod Ring will host the sixth and the second-to-last stage of the competition.
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.
Aeroexpress Racing Team’s sponsors: Aeroexpress, AKB MOSOBLBANK, RailTransAvto, and Komponent.
2013 calendar for the LADA Granta Cup races:
Stage 6 (14-15 September) in Nizhny Novgorod
Stage 7 (28-29 September) in Togliatti