Bright sunshine greeted Misano Saturday morning, putting the track temperature a lot higher than it had been through the practice sessions. With the limited testing and no racing experience at Misano, Jack did a particularly good job to take P6 in class for race two in his qualifying session.
For Race One, Nico started in the car and managed to hold onto class second, overall third, as the grid filed into Turn 1. With an unlucky car failure for the #87 AKKA ASP Team car, Nico inherited the overall lead and handed the car over to Jack in this strong position.
Jack came out of the pit stop in third overall and was immediately doing an excellent job battling with Pro drivers to try and hold onto the position. The race climaxed into a great battle as the race drew to a close, with Jack looking in a great place to secure the team’s first class victory. The #54 Emil Frey Racing put a lot of pressure on the Brit, but Jack defended skillfully, keeping his foot in to bring the #90 Mercedes-AMG GT3 to the chequered flag first in class and an impressive sixth overall.
Race Two saw Jack start in the car, and he displayed some good race craft before handing the car over to Nico. Racing to reach the chequered flag, Nico found himself in a tight battle for the bottom step of the class podium. It was a close battle, but Nico was sadly hit and spun out of the fight. He was able to recover from the spin to bring the car across the line, securing some valuable points finishing fifth in class.
Reflecting on a positive weekend, Jack Manchester said: