Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions showed great potential during the third round of the Spanish Formula 4 Championship.

Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions came out of the third round of the Spanish Formula 4 at the Navarra Circuit with positive feelings despite the difficulties. The team could not maximize its full potential due to different circumstances.

Hiyu Yamakoshi had a mechanical issue that prevented him from participating in the first race. Griffin Peebles and Eric Gené had complicated situations that prevented them from obtaining a better result despite having a great performance during the last laps. The Catalan driver moved up many positions after a bad start.

With Japanese driver Hiyu Yamakoshi’s fourteenth place, the team achieved its best result of the weekend. The Australian driver finished the second race in eighteenth position. Catalan Eric Gené demonstrated his competitiveness by making great overtaking moves.

In the third race, the Australian Griffin Peebles had a great pace during the first laps, allowing him to gain many positions, as did the Japanese driver, although he had to retire halfway through the race due to an electrical problem with the car. Jordi Gené’s son, Eric Gené, suffered a steering valve problem that also forced him to retire.

Finally, the Australian received a two-second penalty for not respecting the track limits.


Hiyu Yamakoshi, Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions driver:

“During the first qualifying I had a very good feeling, but I made some mistakes that made my final position not quite good. Then I had problems during the first race, not knowing very well what was going on.”

“In the second race, the start was not very good, but in the third corner I made some good overtakes. My pace was also good.”

“The start of the last race was not bad, but not amazing either. I gained one or two positions and then the driver in front braked aggressively, which made me lose a lot of positions. On the second lap I overtook seven cars, but after the safety car I had an electrical problem and that was the end of my race.”

Griffin Peebles, Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions driver:

“The practice sessions went well, we were strong. Qualifying was a bit more complicated, as we had a good pace, but we didn’t manage to complete a clean lap. At the start of the first race we managed to gain positions, having interesting battles on track. The safety car hurt us, as we lost some positions. In the end we finished in eighteenth place. It’s a good
result for us.”

“The second race went well. We made a good start with the new set of tires, plus we had a good pace. We finished eighteenth, so it was a good result given the circumstances.”

“We had good pace during the third race and were able to overtake a lot of cars. However, we had contact with other cars, but we were able to survive. The two safety cars helped us and we finished 20th. It was a good weekend, but hopefully we will do better in Jerez.”

Eric Gené, Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions driver:

“It was complicated, especially because of the traffic. During the first race we showed a good pace, but the safety car hurt us a lot. In addition, I had some touches and that made me lose positions”.

“The second race was complicated. We gained four positions at the start, but the car started to fail and I started to lose positions. Although I recovered some positions, it was a pity, as we had good pace and the circuit was favorable.”

“We started the third race well, gaining positions. The safety cars bunched up the group, but I collided with another car in turn four. It was a pity as I couldn’t finish the race. Hopefully we can learn from the mistakes.”

Javier Lapeña, Team Principal of Tecnicar Motorsport Solutions:

“The results have not accompanied the team’s performance. Griffin Peebles has been very consistent, as he has managed to finish all the races. On the other hand, Hiyu Yamakoshi and Eric Gené have had bad luck with mechanical problems, so we hope to have better luck in Jerez”.