Updated: Jun 1
Lakeville, CONNECTICUT, May 30, 2021 --- Bobby Krug claims an eighth-place finish and a career-best second-place podium finish in the opening round of the Skip Barber Formula Race Series for the 2022 season at Lime Rock Park.
Varying weather conditions kept drivers in the field on their toes throughout the entire weekend. Krug did not show great pace in the practice sessions, placing eleventh and eighth. At the end of the practice day, Krug was still off of the fast time set by last year's champion Johnny Guindi by over 1.8 seconds. The slick tires were traded out for the rains as weather plagued Saturday's qualifying sessions. Krug used the wet weather to his advantage by minimizing his own mistakes and taking advantage of other driver's mistakes to work his way up to fifth place in both qualifying sessions.
Unfortunately, Krug was unable to use his improved starting position to claim a high finish in the first race as he misjudged the start, losing 4 positions before turn 2. On Lap 2, a spinning car in front of him checked him up and ended his chances of catching the Top 6. In the closing laps, Krug was passed by Boris Said Jr., relegating him to the eighth place spot at the checkered flag.
Utlizing the post-race video review session with Skip Barber Instructor Gerardo Bonilla, Krug set out to learn from his mistakes and find the rest of missing speed from Race 1, which he did just that in Race 2. At the start of the green, Krug maintained his starting position in fifth. Two of Krug's passes in turns 1 and 2 began with Skip Barber Formula iRacing Series champion Mikkel Gade. After Krug worked his way around Gade, he had his sights set on the Lambros duo as he slowly began to track them down. After 5 smooth laps, Krug had caught Will Lambros and was able to take advantage of a run out of the chicane to pass Will into West Bend, putting Krug in the third position, but he wasn't done there. After laps of chasing Dean Lambros, Krug was able to take advantage of a mistake made and pass Dean on the outside of turns 1 and 2 to advanced to the second place spot. In the closing laps, last year's vice champion Jeshua Alianell had caught Krug but was unable to secure the pass at the line. Krug beat Alianell by 0.016 at the line.
"I feel like I became a completely different person in the second race," Krug said. "It was very exciting to have some solid, clean, side-by-side racing. I can't thank Skip Barber Racing School enough for this incredible opportunity. I'm excited to get to Virginia with this momentum and keep pushing!"
View the full broadcast of the second race below, thanks to SpeedTour.TV!
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