Courtesy of Sharon Cox
Christina Nielson raced in 2019 FIA Motorsport Games GT Cup representing home country Denmark at Vallelunga circuit, Rome, Italy on November 3-4th. With stunning 2nd place result in Qualifying Race 2, Christina and co-driver Jens Reno Moller were all set for top finish in Main Race.
Competing under Reno Racing Team in Honda’s NSX GT3 Evo race car, Christina kept mind-set on making most of FIA Motorsport Games initiative to race against Nations representative drivers, however clash with Italian Ferrari driver put end to weekend’s racing Main event.
Christina: ‘Unfortunately we were not able to fight for the title in the finals due to the engine breaking after overheating. In the second race Jens drove a fantastic stint but was hit by another competitor which forced him into the back of another competitor (a car that was lapped but was fighting the cars that were actually fighting for position)’.
‘This caused the radiator to break which caused the overheating issue. If we had finished in the position we were currently in we would have started P2 or P3 for the final so it was of course a huge disappointment. Thank you Reno racing and @jasmotorsport for a great experience and a great race car!’
With first-ever ‘Olympics of Motorsport’ experience banked, Christina has since secured exciting race contract for 2020 season, competing in IMSA GTD Championship Series with duo driver Katherine Legge.
Racing in GEAR Racing Grasser Lamborghini Huracan GT3, Christina is quick to acknowledge the significane of the opportunity, which not only seals a full race season for the 2x IMSA Champion but also elevates the status of female race drivers in Motorsport.
Christina: ‘”“I’m extremely fortunate to be competing for a third IMSA WeatherTech Championship title in GTD with such strong partners”‘.
“It’s my favourite Championship Series. I’m excited to be back with Katherine; and Grasser is one of the most competitive teams in the entire paddock.” Reference: Daily Sports Car.
I spoke with Christina on racing 2019 FIA Motosport Games and her comments and news of celebrating 2020 race season confirmed are in film edit below:
Special thanks to Christina for her time.