The Weekend Ends Early for Team Brady

The tides have turned in Puerto Banús as Team Brady are eliminated from this weekend’s GP.

Qualifying started positively, Emma and Sam were fastest in their sessions this morning, despite the challenging and un-familiar conditions.  

During the semi-finals, Emma confidently led the race in extreme conditions until moments before the finish line, a rogue wave caused the RaceBird’s power to shut down. Emma was unable to restart in time, resulting in a DNF. Sam’s semi-final was also justas unlucky, he suffered from severe damage from a heated battle with Team Miami which impacted the performance and the handling of the RaceBird. Sam finished in third place.

A DNF and third place in semi-finals means Team Brady finished in ninth overall and do not progress to the next round finals on Sunday.

Emma Kimiläinen, Team Brady Pilot said, “It’s been a tough weekend, the conditions were completely new to me, which was challenging but I really did enjoy it. I was really pleased with my fastest lap in qualifying. In the semi-final however, we got really unlucky. The RaceBird’s power cut out just before the finish line. I was so frustrated, adrenaline was running through my veins and seeing the finish line right in front of me was heartbreaking. Then, seeing the effect of Sam’s damage and how it affected his boat handling made me sad. Watching the chances of securing good points slipping away from our hands is really difficult.”

Sam Coleman, TeamBrady Pilot said, “There are positives and negatives to take from today, we did well to manage the difficult conditions out there. In my semi-final, I picked up a lot of damage from the battle I had with Team Miami.We’re all very competitive and we’ve had a bad afternoon at the office. It’s motorsport, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.” 

Ben King, Co-TeamPrincipal said “Luck wasn’t on our side today and conditions were far from ideal for the RaceBirds. Some decisions didn’t go our way, but we will take this as great experience to continue to improve our performance. The team did an incredible job considering the tough circumstances, and we should be proud of what we have achieved so far this season. It’s a long road ahead, and we’ve got a great foundation to perform well for the next race.”

Joe Sturdy, Co-TeamPrincipal said “It was a series of unfortunate events this weekend. We have worked so incredibly hard as a team so it’s a shame to see the weekend come to a close so soon. We really can take a lot away from what we’ve learnt this weekend. For now, we turn our focus to Monaco. We will learn, improve and be in a better shape for next race.”