Round 6– Miami, (Miami International Autodrome)
Ryan Carabott, once again, made a stunning comeback as a reserve driver in the sixth round of the V1 Malta Series Main Championship in Miami, winning both the Sprint Race and the Feature Race in a dominant fashion.
The rainy qualifying session saw Brandon Bonello (Williams) securing pole position for the Sprint Race. However, it was Adrian Manduca (Ferrari) who took the early lead into turn one. But it didn’t take long for Carabott to snatch the lead and pull away from the rest of the pack, eventually winning the race comfortably.
In the Feature Race, Matthias Farrugia (Alfa Romeo) made an incredible start, taking the lead, from third, after the lights went out. But Carabott, as he did in the Sprint Race, was quick to take the lead after only four laps, and never looked back. He went on to win the race by a massive 20 seconds, with Farrugia finishing second. Unfortunately, Bonello spun out during the race and dropped down to 12th place, denting his hopes of extending his lead in the championship standings. He still managed to climb back up to 7th place. In the midfield, we saw many battles even though this track proved to be a challenging one.
Kevin Lucchese (Aston Martin) was awarded the Driver of the Day award for his impressive performance, gaining 11 positions over the course of the Sprint and Feature Races. Ryan Carabott set the Fastest Lap of the race, earning the maximum amount of points.
Stay in touch with us next Monday at 9pm on the Velocity Esports Racing Facebook or YouTube page for the next round of the V1 Malta Series Main Championship.