Aliyyah Koloc ended in the FFSA GT4 Series with a
morale-boosting top 10 finish
With a field of 45 cars taking to the track for the final race weekend of the year, it was a confidence
building event for Aliyyah and her team-mate in the Buggyra ZM Racing Mercedes, David Vr?ecky,
which culminated in a 21st-place finish overall in race two and ninth in the Silver Cup class.
Race 1 The duo took part in two pre-event tests before
the weekend kicked off properly with a pair of free
practice sessions on Friday.
Aliyyah qualified the car 39th overall on Saturday
ahead of the opening race, held at night, while Vr?
ecky was 34th fastest.
Aliyyah made strong progress at
the start of race one, despite
visibility proving difficult under
"This was our first night race, I
started and had a good first stint
where I passed a few cars," said
From there, the #29 Mercedes-AMG GT4 made further progress in the
second half of the one-hour encounter to come home 31st, a positive end
to a mentally demanding race.
"David took over and did a good job and we
finished in a higher position to what we
started, so that was positive." Race 2 Vr?ecky
was entrusted with the start of the second
race, which was held in daylight on Sunday.
"And then on the back straight, there were three cars
altogether and it was really fair racing, some contact but
it was a nice race." Following an early safety car, Vr?ecky
ran inside the top 20 before handing over to Aliyyah
during the pit window.
Throughout her stint, Aliyyah slipped to 21st but showed good pace in the closing
stages, which were full of close action with other cars, to maintain that position at
the finish and finish ninth in the Silver Cup class.
Speaking about her race, Aliyyah
Koloc said: "Today's race was really
good; David did a very good stint in
And then in my stint, I was fighting a lot in the last few
laps, and I was sweating a lot! We managed to keep our
position, so I'm really happy with our end result." In the
final standings, Aliyyah finished 11th in the Si