|Kptk92, the double ALMS Champion (left) suffered a heavy crash with rival x Shuffle (right) in race three|
Kptk92 conceded that the defence of his title is going to be more difficult than last season after finishing the race event fifth in the overall Championship.
The defending Champion qualified 2nd and then finished 3rd, 2nd and 5th in the first three races of the new ALMS season but was in the spotlight with some thrilling battles with former team-mate o0o JAM1E o0o.
He and the new Ferrari driver had two lengthy battles in races 1 and 3 with the two giving each other just enough room to get by without contact. Kptk92 also suffered a run-in with the other Ferrari driver, x Shuffle, as the two were involved in a racing incident that resulted in the BMW shunting heavily into the wall.
"It wasn't an event to remember today," said Kptk92. "Fortunately there's still a long way to go. The Championship looks very difficult to retain if we continue the form we showed tonight, fifth in the standings isn't where we want to be and the guys back at the factory will be pushing hard to make the car quicker over the next few weeks."
On racing with o0o JAM1E o0o, Kptk92 responded: "There's a lot of mutual respect between the both of us, we've known each other for a long time and we really do know each other's driving styles. His car was a little bit faster out of the corners than ours today, but we're going to look at the circuits on the calendar where our car will be more competitive and try to take maximum points in every situation."