Rodolfo AvilaRodolfo Avila travelled to Germany to race in Recaro F3 Cup Eurospeedway Lausitz event aiming to prepare for the Macau Grand Prix F3 race in the end of the season. Unfortunately, the German mission was far from being accomplished.

Avila’s nightmare started on Friday. An engine trouble followed by a brake failure completely cracked the Free Practice session for the Macanese driver. During Saturday Rodolfo Avila faced disillusion and disappointment again. After three laps on the East German circuit in Qualifying 1 the gearbox passed away and Performance Racing Europe crew had no chances of repairing it on time for the first race of the weekend. So Avila saw his F3 rivals from the grandstands in Race 1.

Lausitzring is not a good place to overtake. It’s bad news when you start 16th, like Rodolfo Avila in Race 2 on Sunday. The British F3 National Class contender did his best but it was impossible to do a better result without any proper practice before the Qualifying 2. Anyway Avila made a good race start and began to gain positions. He was 11th for a while. Unfortunately, in the middle of the race Avila lost the focus and lost positions too. The “Racing for Macau” car crossed the finish line in 13th.

“It was a very frustrating weekend. We had technical problems and I couldn’t concentrate myself enough in the end of Race 2. I don’t know why but I lost my concentration and couldn’t keep my opponents behind. I’m very disappointed with myself. Anyway I hope we can do better for the rest of the season”, held Avila, who presented a brand new sponsor in this event – Sujika Crafts, a Thai and Mongolian decoration products Shop to open very soon in Macau at Fisherman’s Wharf.

The driver sponsored by Macau Government, Rio Casino, Hotel Fortuna,, BNU, Gain Well Group, Tong-Lei, CESL-Asia, Profabril – Asia Consult, RP MACAU, CTM, Tsingtao Beer, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant and PT Asia will be back to British F3 International Series next weekend.

Avila will test at Donington Park next Thursday (May 18), in preparation for the double-header rounds, at the Leicestershire parkland track on May 20/21.