Another podium – this time Superleague
Monday, July 19th, 2010
Superleague Formula – Zolder, Belgium, 18th July 2010
Race 1: Qualified: 10th, did not finish
Race 2: Reverse grid start position: 1st, finished 2nd
This weekend saw Duncan lifting another trophy – this time in the Superleague Formula following his AutoGP success last weekend at Magny-Cours.
It wasn’t plain sailing with a difficult qualifying session when Duncan had a spin which left him with his fastest time from his third lap and not able to put in another attempt.
Starting on the back foot, Duncan was ready for a fight – which was in vain when a clutch problem led to him retiring from the race. The up-side was the Superleague complete reverse grid which put Duncan on pole for race two.
Duncan drove well, leading from the start to the pitstops, in which Julian Jousse in the AS Roma car just managed to put in a quicker stop and clinch the lead as Duncan came back onto the track.
From there it was a case of pushing and maintaining position with his good pace, although a fight for third behind him kept the competition nicely at bay.
Duncan said: “The great thing about the Superleague format is that you can have a bad start to the weekend and still turn things round.
“Of course I’d have liked to have held the lead but if you’d asked me before the weekend I’d have definitely taken second so I can’t be too unhappy with the outcome.
“I need to say a big thanks to the team who had to contend with changing drivers after Franck’s spell in the car, as well as then having a fast clutch change between the races.”