Michelin Le Mans Cup
Rd.1, Le Castellet, Race Report
It was great to finally get back out in a car and get this season underway at Paul Ricard last weekend. We had very productive test sessions, gathering valuable data over the two days, displaying pace heading into the Saturday. In FP1 we ended P2, and FP2 P6, so things were looking extremely positive. Jacques was improving every outing in the car, and which bode very well heading into qualifying. Jacques went on to qualify the car in P17 for the race on Saturday.
Heading into the race, Jacques would take the helm initially, following which I would take over the reins just before the halfway stage. Unfortunately after gaining two places in the opening stages, he had contact with another car, resulting in a puncture and some damage. We lost quite a large amount of time as a result, and by the time I jumped in the car we were six laps down. I was very happy with my stint considering the damage we had endured, the pace was great and very consistent, so there are positives to take forward into Rd.2 in Imola next month. I would like to say a big thank you to the Racing Spirit Of Le Mans team for all the hard work and everyone else involved.