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Reema and Theeba Motorsport narrowly miss out on podium finish in Misano

July 17, 2023

Theeba Motorsport took to the track at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the team’s first ever Sprint round in the 2023 Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe.

Fabian Schiller – filling in for Ralf Aron – secured a fifth in-class finish in qualifying on the Saturday morning, and started the first stint of the one-hour race in the afternoon.

After a successful pit stop from the team, Reema took the wheel and returned to the track fourth in-class, where she remained for the remainder of her short stint. The race ended with Reema just 2.869 seconds away from a podium finish.

Sunday proved to be more of a challenge for the team. Reema took her turn in qualifying and despite securing a fourth in-class result, exceeding track limits resulted in the team losing that position and starting eighth in-class.

The race was then short lived, as an incident on the final corner on the opening lap resulted in a tyre puncture. After limping to the pits, the team discovered further damage to the car, and made the decision to retire from the race.

Despite the DNF, the team had a strong showing throughout the weekend, showing much progress in their debut Fanatec GT World Challenge season.

Reema Juffali, Founder & Driver, Theeba Motorsport
It is a sad way to end a weekend that was looking good until then. Finishing just outside the podium on Saturday meant that we were in the fight. The team delivered a great car and Fabian did a brilliant job to step in this weekend. We will take the positives and prepare for Nurburgring in a couple of weeks.
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