Rodolfo AvilaMacau’s budding racing star Rodolfo Avila took a double 4th place at Silverstone this weekend. In England the Performance Racing’s Asian driver result keep him secure in 4th position of British Formula 3 International Series National Class.

Qualifying saw Avila place 4th for Race 1 and Race 2. The #38 Dallara-Mügen Honda is fighting for top-3 of National Class again after three complicated and inauspicious rounds. “After a disappointed Thursday practice, in Qualifying 1 we showed that we are back on the top again. Qualifying 2 times could be better but I opted to keep the tyres for the second Sunday race”.

In Race 1, held in wet conditions rather than the dry weather in which he qualified, Rodolfo Avila had been extremely unlucky and paid high for opponents big mistakes. “It was a tough race and the luck determined the final result. And I hadn’t any luck this year! I started quite well but I spun on the first corner. When I was climbing positions Championship Class’s Keiko Ihara did another foolish move and hit me hard in the back. Anyway when I was making progress in the classification again the “Safety-car” came out. I was in a good position to secure a podium result but Invitational Class’s Basil Shaaban just hit me in the rear on the restart lap. It was a shame because I’m sure I could get a podium here”.

The Race 2 was less turbulent for the driver supported by Macau Government, Rio Casino, Hotel Fortuna,, BNU, Gain Well Group, Tong-Lei, CESL-Asia, PAL – Asia Consult, RP MACAU, CTM, Tsingtao Beer, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, PT Asia and Sujika Crafts. “I did one more nice start and held the 3rd position. The first laps went very well. I was pushing hard. After four laps I felt my left tyres weren’t working perfectly anymore and I lost two positions and altered my race pace. I did my best and I overtook Martin Kudzak near the end. It was a funny race! Now we should work hard to improve the team’s performance for the next four rounds”.

Macanese F3 driver will travel to Brands Hatch in Kent for rounds 13 and 14 on the 26th/27th August. Rodolfo Avila is eager to return to National Class podium.