Stéphane Kox participated in the KTM XBow Battle at the Pannonia Ring in Hungary last weekend. The plan was to do an endurance race and one sprint race. During the endurance qualifying, Stéphane was heading for a top 3 laptime, when the gearbox broke and she had to retire. Despite a technical failure, she managed to qualify the car on P7. However, Isert Motorsport could not start the endurance race as there was not enough time to repair the car before the start of the race.
The Isert Motorsport boys did an amazing job to repair the car before the qualifying for the sprint race. Two minutes before the start of the qualifying it started raining and Stéphane went out on slick tires. The conditions were really tricky but Stéphane was able to put the car on P3.
Scuderia Praha will enter three drivers for the 1000 km Paul Ricard race; Stéphane Kox will join Jiří Písařík and Matteo Mallucelli on the Ferrari 488 GT3. The trio aims to fight for the podium in the Pro-Am class.
The Kox name is very familiar with Scuderia Praha, as Peter Kox drove multiple seasons for the team. Now his daughter Stéphane will take seat as the third driver, alongside regulars Jiří Písařík and Matteo Mallucelli for the third round of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup at Paul Ricard. The French circuit provides perfect place for a 1000 km race that starts in the afternoon and ends in the night. Given the length of the race, the team wanted to expand the driver line-up up to three drivers. After evaluating various possibilities it was the young Dutch who got the chance to test with the team. Her performance over the test confirmed her qualities behind the wheel and she is a very welcomed new member of the team for the Paul Ricard race. The weekend can provide an interesting indirect competition for the Kox family, as Stephane´s father Peter will be driving the WRT Audi R8 in the Pro class.