|Douglas Soares endures a though race at Mont Tremblant|
#11 Douglas Soares
Mont Tremblant proved a difficult place for Douglas. His weekend was plagued with unusual problems. A new throttle cable, installed at the shop proved defective and was binding inside its housing. A second cable was installed and this one was not giving Douglas a desired feel. After changing the level arm on the throttle pedal that followed with a couple of more fine adjustments Douglas was finally in peace with the arrangement.
Also, a problem that affected many teams but never Condor showed it’s ugly face during practice when a rear wheel came undone despite being properly torqued. It happened after forty minutes of running which eliminated the possibility of poor installation. Usually, if left loose they come off within a lap. Swift has been working with this problem for a while and actually just published a memo that requires all teams to replace the safety pins for some of new design. Wheel nuts were also modified to prevent this problem.
After all the drama caused by the above mentioned subsided Soares found speed and adapted well to the demanding circuit.
After a brilliant start his race craft allowed Douglas to improve many positions, Soares settle in a fast pace and running in 9th place. With only three laps to go, at the only re-start do the first full course yellow of the race. Daniel Morad attempted to pass Douglas. The two cars touched sending Soares on a wild ride that ended nose first into a guard rail. A fine race that looked as a firm top ten result turned into a 15th place finish for the talented Brazilian.