Ahola & Tähtelä win Vauhdin Festivaali race at Imola
Last weekend Tuomas Tähtelä and Antti Ahola paired up for the first time, and what was also Antti's first paired race since joining the team a short while ago, and what a great way to start!
The race was compromised slightly as Tuomas was performing double duty, contesting this race and the Porsche Esports Supercup Warm Up & Media Day, so would be the man to start and do the first two hours only. In true Tuomas style, he would take a deserved pole position, and lead the way from the front, showing speed and resolve to build a solid cushion after the first two hours.
Having now left the race to contest his Porsche responsibilities, the remainder of the race would be done with Antti, managing the race well and keeping the lead during the entire race, despite a few scary moments with traffic.
It would boil down to a tight finale, with just 3 seconds separating ourselves and P2 in the race heading into the final 30 minutes. However it was an unforced error from our competitors when pushing hard to catch up that would be the decisive blow. The gap quickly became 27 seconds and Antti could afford to relax and bring the car home safely and take the victory. However victory wasn't all that they would earn, as they also accumulated the fewest incident points in the race and also earned a prize for that also! 💪
Many thanks to all of those who watched the broadcast from Finland - the support was fantastic across CMore Sport 1 & Twitch.