“Today we were fast, but we didn't have the fastest truck on the track. When you cannot fight for victory, the best result is to finish in the top pack and think about the championship," said Piquet Jr. after the race.
"Last year I probably would be grasping for position at the end of the race but now I'm more experienced I know how to manage the end of the races and get the most out of it," he added. "I have to congratulate James for his first victory. The team is on a roll and we will continue to work hard and I'll get my win soon.”
The result moves Piquet Jr. up one spot in the championship standings to fifth place, 23pts off series leader Timothy Peters. Peters himself finds his championship lead cut to just 4pts, with Buescher moving up into second spot just four points back.
"He's going be the one to contend for a championship," said Peters of the growing threat of Buescher to his title hopes. "He's been a factor all this year, and [also] when we raced with him last year."
Full race results
, together with qualifying and practice times
and championship points standings
, are available.