Energy and Juodvirsis ahead in the European Championship
The performance, professionalism and responsiveness of the Energy Corse team, combined with the talent of its drivers, made the difference at Wackersdorf in the European Championship. In Germany, Simas Juodvirsis (Energy-Maxter) achieved a first class result and took the top spot in KZ2. The Energy brand remains a real winning machine, always at the front at all levels of competition.
Already on the second step of the podium in the German Championship round in late June at Wackersdorf, Simas Juodvirsis and the Energy Corse team accumulated valuable technical information which they used on their return to the same German circuit on 12th and 13th July when the European Championship continued.
In qualifying, the Energy drivers showcased the brand. Respectively, Simas Juodvirsis, Ricardo Romkema and Michele Di Martino (Energy Germany) took several top five finishes in heats. Unfortunately, a few racing incidents deprived them of a better place on the starting grid for the final despite real competitiveness on the dry track at Wackersdorf. Indeed, Juodvirsis consistently ran at the pace of the leaders, while Romkema set the fastest lap!
Optimal technical choices
A shower suddenly fell on Bavaria, just before the start of the KZ2 final. Although the inevitable jostling in the early laps ruined the hopes of Romkema and Di Martino, Juodvirsis took an imperial control. "The track was very wet when the drivers set off, but the ambient temperature caused a gradual drying of the line," commented the technical team of Energy Corse. "It was really important to make the right choices in terms of chassis set-up and, more importantly, identify good tyre pressures."
Experienced and renowned for its responsiveness, the Energy Corse team and the Lithuanian driver showed great skill on the track ... Starting on 13th position on the grid, he was in the top ten at the start, before moving forward with magnificent overtaking. Other candidates for victory could only be defeated by Juodvirsis and his Energy-Maxter, and he crossed the finishing line with a huge lead over the chasing pack.
"With the points at Genk and this victory at Wackersdorf, I am in the lead of the European Championship," admitted Simas. "This is fantastic! A big thank you to the Energy Corse team, it is promising for the second part of the season."
Simas Juodvirsis and Energy Corse remain focused on continuing to ride the wave of success. As for Mick Panigada's team, they will continue their efforts for all the other drivers in the Energy colours...