Michelin Le Mans Cup
Rd.2, Imola, Race Report
It was such a cool experience to drive around the famous Imola circuit for the first time last weekend for Rd.2 of the Michelin Le Mans cup.
We had great pace all throughout the weekend, and as such we were all looking ahead to what we mau be possible for the race on Saturday evening. Jacques had made great strides forward following on from Paul Ricard, and had very strong pace in testing, which was then followed up and confirmed by a great job in qualifying putting us P10 on the grid for the race.
Unfortunately at the start of the race, he had the misfortune to suffer a little issue with the car which lost him a few positions. Despite this however, he made his way back up to a very respectable P8 all things being considered. However, during a Safety car restart he was hit from the car behind which resulted in him being stuck in the gravel, placing us 3 laps down and out of fight sadly. I was very pleased with my personal stint, battling through the pack and having great pace even with the damage that we had picked up from the opening slot.
It was a weekend of mixed emotions, as I believe we had a great chance to fight for the podium. However, the pace was terrific and we can take that forward now to Rd.3 in Le Mans. I can’t wait to get started at Le Mans, it’s such an amazing track to drive, and I’m very much looking forward to it, and, get back working with the Racing Spirit of Le Man team!
I’d like to say a huge thank you to the team, and everyone else involved.