Really enjoyed that season-opening race. A great scrap for the lead between Leimer and Coletti, until Stefano dropped back through worn tyres. Excellent drive from Calado to get into 2nd, and solid performances from Palmer and Bird who made the reverse strategy work well. Shame that Bird got a penalty though, he could’ve finished in the top 5 I reckon! Mitch Evans drove well too to score a point in his debut race in the category, especially considering he’s suffering from food poisoning this weekend.
Surprises have to be Trummer, Cecotto & Daly. Trummer was incredibly unimpressive last year, but drove well today to pick up some points, and Cecotto put yesterday behind him and made up 14 places from last on the grid. Daly performed really well considering that he hasn’t had a lot of seat time and was only confirmed to be racing this week. 13th place is a solid result in his debut