Mother Nature may have teased her presence, but K-PAX Racing became known on Sunday during the finals of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS event at NOLA Motorsports Park. Two Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO teams were born through sporadic rain and a field that made four podiums over the weekend – and completed the third and fourth rounds of the 2022 championship.

“We spent the weekend with the № 1 car, which is great for us and the points championship,” said K-PAX Racing program manager Darren Lowe. “Michel Beretta is a great addition to our program. He immediately joined, was on it from the beginning, and worked great with it. I am also very proud of the car No. 3, which took second and third place. All in all, it was a great weekend and it’s a big boost for our next race. ”

K-PAX Racing ranked sixth and seventh in the network in the final 90 minutes of the tough GT3 series of races at NOLA. On the first lap and in short mixed conditions number 3 Jordan Pepper went ahead, completing the bypass in his native car and taking fourth place in the overall standings (second in the class). Andrea Caldarelli also improved, despite swapping places with Pepper, number 1 pressed for sixth (third in the class).

Caldarelli fought for a place in the top five. He strategically expressed his time early in his tenure, eventually completing a pass to rival Pro-Am to a half-hour mark. The two Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which supported the Huracán GT3 EVO, were both on the podium in their class and following the top three. They kept order in the obligatory window of the pit, where Caldarelli passed the wheel to Beretta, and then Pepper swapped places with Misha Goichberg.

The problem with the main car’s tires allowed both cars to go up – this time the No. 1 also regained its position above the No. 3. The Huracán GT3 EVO team returned to first place in the Pro class, and the No. 1. 1 quickly worked out of extracurricular competitors overall. Rain was expected, and he returned for a moment, about 15 minutes left. Goichberg found himself in a tense struggle for second place in the class, remaining for about 10 minutes, failing to defend his position. № 3 took third place in the class (fourth overall), while № 1 had enough real estate to cross the line as the winner.

“I think it’s very clear throughout all our years of racing and with different manufacturers …” Lo said. “It doesn’t matter what kind of cars and drivers we have. We have an amazing group of guys in this program who can always do that in the end. This is a kind of evidence of that. “

“We were thrown wrenches with the situation after the first round, but we adapted and just made it work. We did our homework and put all the pieces together to make a great program. ”

K-PAX Racing continues its winning streak during the first four rounds of the 2022 championship season. This is the second season in a row, both with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, when the team went through the first two events.

Next stop: Virginia International Racetrack June 17-19.


Andrea Caldarelli – № 1 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO (1st – 1st race, 2nd – 1st race) – “Starting from the sixth, I lost one position at the start. The first three turns were very wet and I was concerned to keep the car on the track for points in the championship. I was too conservative, so I lost my position and then stuck to transport. I couldn’t find a way to get through, although I had a slightly faster pace. After I cleared this car, I thought we had a very good pace and caught up with the rest of the field. The team had a very good strategy that worked. A great weekend turned out for the team – a double victory. My teammate (Michel Beretta) made an amazing first weekend. Thanks to everyone at Squadra Corse and K-PAX Racing for their support. ”

Michele Beretta – № 1 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO (1st – 1st race, 2nd – 1st race) – “I have to thank Andrea first [Caldarelli] and all for the wonderful work. Were it not for his great first involvement, we would not be in the position we were in. I think we had the perfect strategy – we nailed it and beat it (pit stop). Eventually it was a little relaxed. There was a little rain in the middle of the term, but it wasn’t a big deal. I managed the distance and we did a mega job. “

Jordan Pepper – № 3 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO (1 – 2 race, 2 – 3 race) – “It was a very fun race. Starting seventh, we couldn’t expect much. I was a little short of qualifying and I wanted to make up for it in the race. I got off to a great start in tough conditions, which was fun – half the track was wet and half was dry. It allowed a good start from the line, but the first few turns made a big difference in the fourth. But I just couldn’t move from there. We were stuck in the dirty air, so just hung there. We had a great strategy at the pit stop and we came out third. We were just overtaken by a sister car and Misha [Goikhberg] had to deal with some difficult conditions in the rain. Today it was better to settle for the third, although I want more. We are going to lower our heads and come back stronger on VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) ”.

Misha Goichberg – № 3 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO (race – 2nd, race 2 – 3rd) – “Honestly, I did badly today. I think there was a problem with the pit stop and we drove behind the sister car and after that I couldn’t turn on the tires. It was pretty slow throughout the term. We will need to learn from this, see what we can do, and move on to the next. Congratulations to the team on an excellent overall result. But we’ll get back to that for VIR (VIRginia International Raceway) ”.

Source. K-Racing