Costantino Peroni scores maiden win in New Delhi

Costantino Peroni celebrated a well-deserved maiden win in the third round of the JK Tyre Racing Championship held at Buddh International Circuit. The 19-year-old Italian set the fastest lap of practice and qualified in fourth, also grabbing a front row start on the grid for race 2 which is set with the second fastest marks of qualifying. After experiencing a bad start in race 1, Costantino recovered the ground lost and ended up in seventh place, partly jeopardizing the potential he had showcased that far. His speed skills clearly emerged in race 2 though, as he crossed the line in second, winning a spectacular battle on-track before being demoted due to an alleged jump start. But as he was classified in sixth, that meant he was on the pole for race 3, featuring a reverse grid. At that point, he made a good jump at the start and went on to take a commanding victory.
Costantino Peroni
“I’m absolutely speechless for how this weekend unfolded. I’m excited for having scored a win even though there were a lot of ups and downs. We got only one session of practice on Friday but I quickly found the right confidence with this new circuit. The first race has been a bit of a disaster while in race 2 I was penalized for a jump start that was totally non-existent. I respect the decision taken by the stewards, but I don’t share their view.  Maybe for some kind of karma, having been demoted from second to sixth place meant that I was on the pole for race 3 so I finally had the chance to run away and take the win”.
Next JK JK Tyre Racing Championship will still held at Buddh International Circuit on November 29