Michelin Le Mans Cup
Rd.6, Portimao, Race Report
A bit of a frustrating weekend overall for the final round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup at the Portimao circuit. We always knew it was going to be difficult, as we had an 80 second extra pit stop time penalty allcated to us following the race at Spa. However, we had me had mega pace in testing, working together with the team and improving the car balance session by session. This was another new circuit for myself, but it was one that I very much enjoyed with all the elevation changes and blind corners.
In the bronze qualifying session Antoine did a solid job, placing our car on pole for the final race of the season. Unfortunately, before the race had started we lost any chance of claiming a good result due to a few miscommunications, as a result we didn’t make it out of the pits in time before the lights turned red. This sadly, meant we could not take up our pole position slot, and had to start the race a lap and a half behind the leading car. Once Antoine was underway, he made an unfortunate contact coming through the field whilst unlapping himself, resulting in a drive through penalty. We then had to serve the 80 second extra pitstop time during the pitstop where I would take the wheel. I just focused on bringing the car home and unfortunately we ended the race over two laps down. Overall, I’ve really enjoyed my switch to sports car racing this season, and I’m happy with the speed I’ve shown. I would like to say a huge thank you to the whole of Cool Racing for all of their hardwork and dedication this season.
Next up Motul Petit Le Mans 11,12,13 November.