Valle Mäkelä Racing

FLM Algarve – Rounds 4 & 5

on Aug.06, 2009, under News

After two difficult qualifying sessions, Valle started race one from 6th position and Mathias race 2 from 5th.

Valle made a superb start in race 1 and fought his way up to a fantastic 2nd position before his pit-stop and handing over to his team mate Mathias. Unfortunately their in-car radio was not working and Mathias had no idea when to leave the pits. Each car must stop for a minimum of 80 seconds and without receiving a coutdown from his chief engineer, Mathias gambled and left the pits slightly early. This then led to a drive-through penalty and they finished race 1 in 5th position.

Race 2 was again a hard battle and Mathias and Valle drove their way up to a well earned 3rd place and their 4th podium finish in 5 races. They have retained their 2nd position in the Championship standings, but must win during the next two rounds at the Nurburgring if they are to stand any chance of taking this years Formula Le Mans Championship.

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Le Mans Round 3

on Jul.09, 2009, under News

Another fantastic race by Valle and his team mate Mathias Beche at Le Mans saw them earn a hard fought 2nd place. It’s now 3 races & 3 podiums! After starting from Pole Position, Mathias was seen to have blocked too agressively by the race stewards and was called in for a “Stop & Go” penalty. When the driver changes came Valle found himself in 5th place, 10 seconds behind 4th place. Valle got his head down and put in some very quick laps and managed to take an impressive 2nd place on the last lap – a fantastic effort!

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