A quick look back at the 2017 season
Benjamin, Team Owner, please share with us your view on the highs and lows in the X-ONE Racing 2017 Season so far…
“Let us start with the lowest point... certainly the first race in Sepang. Due to an accident not attributable to the team and our racing driver, we reported serious damage to our GT3 driver, Vincent Wong. We lost him for the rest of the season and had just completely destroyed one car. The nightmare went on, and in the same weekend, our Super Trofeo racing driver, on our second Huracán, destroyed the car in a crash in the last corner. It was a very difficult start for us! From here, however, we regrouped, and set off to the highest point, which I’m very proud of: despite the dramatic beginning, we managed to win the Title in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia and touched, even counting 4 skipped races, the Title in the Blancpain GT3 Asia!”
Driving the #27 Huracán GT3 and #69 Super Trofeo, Andrew Haryanto made a solid first season. What makes you feel good about Andrew’s race season?
“Andrew has proven himself a racing driver with a great talent, solid, and he is an exceptional person, outside the races. We at X-ONE will be here in the next season to support him and help grow his racing. He may probably focus only in the Blancpain GT3 Asia, where he wants to win the Title he already touched this year... "ONE TEAM. ONE MISSION" our slogan really wants to says maximum team support to our racing drivers to reach all the goals!”
X-ONE Racing Team Owner Benjamin J. Fischer (centre) and Team Manager, Domenico Schiattarella (left)
@ Fuji Speedway Circuit, Japan
Domenico, Team Manager and Driver Coach, please your turn, give the audience some in-sight in the current X-one Racing quest, how do you enjoy the Series, can the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series be called high performance gentleman’s racing with technical fairness?
“The Lamborghini Super Trofeo is a very competitive series and stands out precisely for its clear rules! No interpretation of the technical regulations is allowed, so all the racing drivers compete with equal cars. Only the car set up and the treatment the team gives to it make the differences, and this (smiling slightly) is the reason why we wer able to win the championship!”
Where do you wish to increase the team performance in 2018?
“Although we won the Title in the Super Trofeo Asia and touched it in the Blancpain GT3, we will not stop with the technical development of both, cars and team, and for this reason we have strengthened our technical staff, that shall guarantee to our racing drivers an even better support. Outside the tarmac office, we will walk ahead in the marketing communication with a special program... stay tuned!”
X-ONE Racing Team Manager Domenico Schiattarella
@ Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, IT
Gentlemen, congratulations for an awesome first X-ONE Racing venture on the Lamborghinis, in all senses, and thank you for putting this up, for letting it roll fast, and for the fun we had.
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