Circuit of the Americas Multiclass
31 Dec 2016 — Ville Hartikainen captured ninth place in the ES_P2 class in the Circuit of the Americas Multiclass in the eighth and final round of the Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro].
Hartikainen drove the majority of 17 laps total pursuing Mike Erickson after being challenged and passed by him on the third lap. Driving the Acura ARX-01, Hartikainen launched an extended challenge at Erickson in the beginning, staying within a straightaway behind him and keeping pace over an unbroken run of 15 laps. Ultimately Hartikainen settled into fifth the few laps before retiring early due to dnf trouble.
Hartikainen finished the series 20th in the ES_P2 class standings. He made one start and finished as high as ninth.
Farewell Race2Play EnduRacers Endurance Series [SemiPro] finished its season after eight rounds spanning two months. A total of 52 drivers competed for points in the multiclass championships.
Fahn Thomas captured the ES_GT2 class championship, leading 248 laps and taking six wins in seven races. Barrett Erickson, Gilles Lalonde, Tobias Mueller, and Bolas Plata finished out the Top 5.
Alex Freitas won the ES_GT1 class championship, leading 77 laps and taking four wins in seven races. Paul Anstey, Ramon Llupart, Jorge Herrera, and Jason Whited rounded out the Top 5.
John Van Der Geest took the ES_P2 class championship in a tight campaign over Marcos Junior, separated by just a single finishing position in the end. Van Der Geest led 218 laps and took three victories in seven races. Ken Jagger, Mike Erickson, and Andrie Ambadar finished out the Top 5.