The Easy Formula drivers each claim a victory at the Jack’s Racing Days in Assen.
Motorcycle, GT and Superkart racing, the presence of the Red Bull Racing team and Grand Prix winner David Coulthard and culminating with the Maxx Formula races, the Jacks Racing Days are a very popular meeting which get several thousand spectators.
After a free practice session which allowed them to fine-tune the settings of the cars, the drivers took to the track for the qualifying session. Christopher, who had started on used tires to save new ones for the next day, set the second fastest time and was the fastest in the Advance class. Gilles was in fourth position overall and second in class.
The first race was on Saturday afternoon. When the lights turned green, the Jaguar F1 of local Klaas Zwart took control, followed by Christopher and Gilles, author of an excellent take-off which allowed him to overtake the Sauber F1 of Peter Göllner.
The two Panoz Superleagues were running wheel to wheel until halfway through the race, when Gilles saw the Sauber return to its mirrors. In the following lap, the F1 car overtook Gilles and settled between the two single-seaters of the Easy Formula squad. Alas, in his haste, the Swiss Formula 1 driver came to touch the rear wheel of Christopher’s car. If the Sauber just got away with a slightly damaged front wing, the Panoz tire didn’t hold up and Christopher had to retire.
Gilles found himself leader in the Advance category and only had to run to the checkered flag to win.
Sunday the counters were reset with a second qualification followed by a second race.
The untouchable Klaas Zwart took pole position. Christopher was very fast and took second place ahead of Jaksch’s 2013 Toro Rosso and Göllner’s 2010 Sauber. Gilles set the fifth time, the second in Advance.
Christopher kept his position at the start. Very comfortable at the start of the race, he quickly create a gap of a few seconds over his competitors and partly erased the disappointment of the day before with a solid second place scratch and a large class victory.
Gilles race was more eventful. The driver of the 72 had a fuel pressure problem on the grid lap and had to go to the pits to repair. He therefore took the start from the pit lane at the back of the peloton. The experienced pilot made a good comeback to finally finish third in the Advance class. He thus climbed on his fourth consecutive podium in 2022.