It was a successful day for HM Engineering in Brazil, taking the victory in all 3 divisions, with Stoyan Barbukov winning in ACA, Phil Kraus winning in PRO, securing the title in the second division, and Muhammed Patel taking the team’s maiden win in World Championship.
It was a dominant display from Stoyan Barbukov, as he took pole position and took a convincing win after missing the last 2 races, taking his and the team’s first victory in the lower division. It wasn’t all good news for the team though as Matthew Tuson, who looked on course to finish in second in the standings fell victim to a technical issue from another driver, which put him out of the race, and as a result he dropped to fourth in the standings.
1. Stoyan Barbukov (HM Engineering)
DNF. Matthew Tuson (HME Invictus Motorsport)
It was the title decider between two HM Engineering drivers Phil Kraus and Luke Maguire, and Phil Kraus, and it was Phil Kraus, who held a sizeable lead going into the final round, who ended victorious, winning the race and making him the 2020 PRO champion. Luke Maguire finished in sixth place, securing the runners up spot. Roman Yakubovich finished in eighth, whilst Ariff Roslan finished in fifteenth place after a tough race, but still collecting the final point.
1. Phil Kraus (HM Engineering)
6. Luke Maguire (HM Engineering)
8. Roman Yakubovich (HME Invictus Motorsport)
15. Ariff Roslan (HME Invictus Motorsport)
It was Muhammed Patel who finally took HM’s first ever WC win after multiple close calls, getting past Petar Brljak at the start and being on the right strategy, and resisted a charging Jernej Simoncic to take the win. It was a good race for HM Engineering as a whole. Phil Kraus finished in fourth, picking up valuable points for the Yellow team. Reserve driver Geoffrey Fournier finished the race in eighth place, whilst Thomas Wach unfortunately didn’t see the checkered flag after a collision in the closing stages. In the constructors standings the HM Engineering Red team finish in fifth place, whilst Phil Kraus’s result moves the HM Engineering Yellow team up to ninth in the standings.
1. Muhammed Patel (HM Engineering Red)
4. Phil Kraus (HM Engineering Yellow)
8. Geoffrey Fournier (HM Engineering Red)
DNF. Thomas Wach (HM Engineering Yellow)