GRS took part this weekend in Round 3 of Formula 4 UAE. For the second consecutive weekend, Dubai Autodrome hosted the series. An all-time participation record on the series was beaten as there were more than 30 cars on track. Unfortunately, the performance was, once again, not the ideal to reach our goals.
Despite racing at the same venue, the layout was changed. The Grand Prix Course, the longest one, was used this weekend. There, it was not easy for the team to find the pace. Vladislav Ryabov was far from the positions achieved on the previous weeks. On qualifying sessions, the Russian driver was 19th and 20th.
In Race 1, Ryabov saw himself involved in fights among the mid pack. He finished the race in 20th position. The performance was improved on Sunday. The day began with Race 2, where the #26 driver moved up several spots and was close to score points as he saw the chequered flag on 12th place.
The third race saw another comeback by Vladislav. Starting 23rd on the grid, the Russian driver won several fights on track and climbed up to 17th place. An incident on the opening lap of the final race forced him to retire.
As for the results, the weekend was one to forget. The team did not score any points despite the efforts made. However, the pace shown on Sunday races proves that we still have the potential to be on top. We will have a new opportunity, at the same venue and layout, next week.