Michelin Le Mans Cup
Rd.6, Portimao, Portugal, Race Report
Not the weekend we were looking for at the final round of the season in Portimao last weekend. Practice we showed great pace, working on the car setup throughout the sessions and we had a great balance going into the race. Qualifying was very close whereupon Jacques qualified the car in P12 only a couple off tenths off a top eight starting position, but we could definitely work from here in the race.
At the start of the race there was a sizeable crash which brought out the red flags whilst they recovered the car, and repaired the barriers. With the clock ticking the race restarted with just 32 minutes remaining. Straight into the pits for the driver change, and for me to jump into the car. Unfortunately we had a mechanical problem thereafter, and I had to retire the car from the race on my first lap. It was a shame, as we couldn’t fight for more points in the championship standing. Overall its been a great year, finishing P6 in the standings, and taking 3 podiums along the way. I would like to stay a big thank you to all the Racing Spirit of Le Man team for their hard work this season. Now onto 2023!