Excellent start and racing at the first race of the Audi sport TT Cup Nürburgring weekend for Vivien Keszthelyi, who didn’t finish on the second race after an unlucky accident.
Even on Friday’s free practice, the 16-years-old done well, and on Saturday it was one of the toughest tasks of her career, when the qualifying was held in heavy rain. Nevertheless, the first Hungarian competitor of the series drove excellent in the extreme conditions, reaching P8 as her best qualifying result so far this season.
However, the first race did not start well, a minor mistake slid at the start causing a drive through penalty for Vivien. After that she fought herself back from P14 to P9 in a big battle against a group including one of the guest riders, italian Marco Melandri, the youngest world champion of all time in 250cc category. The 16-year-old Hungarian driver was, furthermore, the fastest in the second sector, and in the third one – as he did throughout the weekend – she had the highest speed.
Vivien was in a good mood for Sunday’s second race, but unfortunately she was involved in a race accident right after the start. Melandri and Fabian Vettel slipped and crossed the track, with Vivien hasn’t any chance to save the crash.
The upcoming race of TT Cup will be held at Red Bull Ring in Spielberg 22nd-24th September.