|FRIDAY 31. AUGUST 2007|
|KIESA TO ATTEND SEAT CUP AT NÜRBURGRING|
Nicolas Kiesa went to Germany to talk with a couple of DTM teams about next season and out of the blue his team principal from last year in Team Futurecom TME – Boris Bermes – asked if he would like to join the Seat SuperCopa race for the weekend. Philip Liesen from GAG Racing is the driver Nicolas is to replace.
First of all we need to say to all of Nicols Kiesas fans that we are sorry for the big gap in the news section this year. But to be honest there has not been a lot to tell, since Nicolas did’nt get a seat in this years DTM series.
But now he is back on track, and this time in the front wheel driven, 300 horse power Seat Leon, in the Seat Leon SuperCopa. It is new to Nicolas Kiesa to try racing with front wheel drive, and it is very different, almost opposite of rear wheel driven racecars, Nicolas explains:
“It is almost opposite, specially going in to a turn, as we normally in the DTM cars can stabilize the car with the accelerator, but with front wheel drive cars that is not an option, and you have to keep that in mind.”
The opportunity came when Philip Liesen from the GAG Racing team got injured in the race at Norisring, and we wish all the best for Philip Liesen in his recovery.
Nicolas Kiesa had his first try with the SEAT in the free practice session Friday, and he set the 9th fastest time among the 26 drivers that was on track. A pretty good result considering it is his first time in the car. The other driver have a lot of experience, as a lot of them are in this series year after year.
“Theese guys are hardcore SEAT LEON SuperCopa drivers, and very experienced in this class, and it is challenging to compete with them. My aim is to qualify in top seven, but we will see what happens tomorrow” Nicolas Kiesa says.
As a bonus, Nicolas was asked by the Team Phoenix to join the DTM taxi-driver team. The job is to go fast around the track in a to seater DTM racer, to give invited people the thrill of experiencing a full-blooded racecar.