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Tough weekend pays off with podium in Zandvoort (NL)

Last weekend was the finale race of DutchGT4 at Zandvoort, where Nico Verdonck was asked by Mathol Racing, supported by Rhesus racing to compete with the Aston-Martin Vantage GT4 in the dunes of Zandvoort.

On the program where 2 sprint race of 25 minutes each, where Nico finished P8 & P7 and a longer race of 50 minutes where he finished P3.
However Nico was able to score a final podium place at Race 3, due to 2 competitors who where disqualified for not respecting the technical rules, it was soon clear it would be hard to fight for victories.

"It was a very difficult weekend, where we just missed the real pace to the leaders. Particulary in qualifying and the short races we where off the pace. However the achieved a podium, I prefered to pass my competitors on track, rather then off track, but is racing is not only about being the quickest and smartest, but also making no mistakes.
Mathol-Racing & Rhesus worked hard during the entire weekend, to get the most out of the car, but lack of preperation made it impossible to play a role for victory in this competitive field"

I want to dedicate this podium to a close friend of mine Peter, who passed away last week due to cancer, my thoughts are with him and his family.

This weekend is the finale race of Blancpain Endurance Series in Navarra, where he will compete with McLaren and Boutsen Ginion, together with two new teammates, Spanish single-seater driver Andy Soucek & current Formula Renault 3.5 driver Zoel Amberg.