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The second round of the OTL ACC GT3 Series saw the action head east to the spectacular Suzuka circuit. If Suzuka wasn’t difficult enough in the warm daylight, this race took place at 3AM in-game time with a cold, greasy track. Finishing this race without an off was an achievement in itself.

Christopher Larson

The saying “bigger is better” was very true when it came to Christopher Larson’s race. Larson’s massive BMW M6 GT3 powered through the tricky turns at Suzuka to achieve a respectable finish. Keeping his M6 planted to the track must have been a real task, but he managed it. In the end, Larson clinched himself a 5th place finish. This position will yield some much wanted championship points that will put Larson into contention come the end of the championship.

All in all, it was a supremely measured drive from Larson that ended with a brilliant finishing position and a large haul of points.

Martin Legg

After a brilliant opening round, Martin Legg built on his early momentum to produce a race that saw him finish first in the Am class and even beat some of the Pro class runners. Considering how difficult the AMG looked to control, Legg kept it stuck to the black stuff as he scythed his way to an overall P11 and an Am class P1. If it wasn’t for a slightly ropey pit stop, a P10 finish could have been had, but being perfect isn’t easy. 

If Legg can keep up this form, he’ll definitely be a force to reckon with in the Am class.

Loïc Martin

Another Am class runner this time, Loïc Martin. Martin didn’t have the best of starts at Zolder, but he came back with a bang at Suzuka. Finishing one place behind Legg is a big deal since Legg is looking to be the quickest Am driver in the field. Considering the slightly rocky start, it was really impressive to see Loïc so comfortable in his Aston. If nothing else, this race must have been a real confidence booster for Martin.

Driver Of The Race

Writer’s Choice:

My Driver Of The Race this time around has to be Loïc Martin. He showed that he’s turned a corner after switching from the Audi to the Aston for this season, and has got the confidence and pace to really start sticking it to the established Am class front runners. Hopefully, this momentum can really bring Martin into the fray for the Am championship. Only time will tell.

Commentator’s Choice:

This week my DOTR has to be Martin Legg. Another superb drive to back up round one, he’s set himself a great base to make an attack on the Am category title. Although it’s early doors, two good results will have boosted his confidence heading to Misano next week, and if he can deliver again there, we may seem him push even further up the order.