Starting into his first season in FBL, Cuscino had a tough ride. Both in respect of troublesome team building as well as on track – but the Italian is riding a wave.
WTEC 2021. Cuscino joined the league for it’s Winter Time season just days before it got hot on track. The Italian didn’t even have a Team to support him for his first race. Beside a short intermezzo with P. Aalders from the Netherlands, Cuscino is going on track on his own. So while others have a teammate that gives them positions for free – Cuscino has to fight his way through the field.
And boy he is doing an impressive job. A five year break from racing clearly made Cuscino struggle at the start of the season. While his pace was there from the beginning, getting a grip on the 90 Minutes seems to have given him some headache.
Having taken part in every FP1 session so far, his results definitely show an upwards trend. In Qualifying he is evolving from the leader of the midfield to someone reaching for the second row. And furthermore, while he didn’t manage to keep his position on the grid until the finish line in the first two races – the technical and mentally challenging track of Atlanta saw him translate his P4 in qualifying to an excellent P5 in the race.
So while he is sitting on P9 in the Championship at the moment, some drivers in front of him might have to get used to see his rearwing in the next races. And it might just be a question of time until he finds someone to also shake up the Team Championship – rumours were heard already, and considering his competitiveness it won’t take long anyway.