Costantino Peroni got really close to a podium finish in the second round of the Formula JK Tyre Championship held last weekend at the Coimbatore. At the same venue that had previously hosted preseason testing and the inaugural round of the season, the 19-year-old from Milan went back on-track after the summer break. He drove once again a Mygale FB02, the spec racer of the series, which is promoted by the Indian tire manufacturer.
After scoring the 8th place on the grid, just three tenths of a second away from the chance of starting on the front row, Costantino ended the opening two races in seventh and ninth place. In race 3 he then delivered a bold recovery drive that eventually enabled him to cross the line in fourth.
“Compared to the opening round, the field was much tighter in terms of performance and with just three tenths of a second less I would have been able to start on the front row. Obviously, the same goes for the others though. On the other hand, I’m really happy for how I managed race 3, because starting from the back I really took the best out of every race situation, especially the safety-car that enabled me to gain two positions in as many laps, getting closer and closer to a podium finish”.
The next round for the Formula JK Tyre and Costantino Peroni will be at Buddh International Circuit, the venue formerly used for the F1 Indian Grand Prix.