Race Report Monza Round
Asnaes Denmark 17/05/2017
Last weekend was our race debut in the Michellin Le Mans Cup with our LMP3. We had ups and downs over the weekend, our drivers Andrew & Mori adapted quickly to the car and even set the best times during free practices on Friday stopping the clock in 1:47.268 during Andrew`s command.
For the qualification of Saturday the situation changed radically, a spin on the first chicane broke the rhythm to Mori. Subsequently a red flag broke the pace again, preventing him from making a fast lap, the qualifying session ended with only two laps to roll in which we could not match the pace and ended up in the 13th position.
The two-hour race began at 16:45 pm CET with a temperature of 25C degrees, our strategy was far from conservative, we wanted to make an aggressive close. Unfortunately a contact on lap one at the exit of the second chicane took away our aspirations to get a good result. We were forced to retire, it was certainly a difficult weekend from which we could not learn enough.
Engineers and mechanics of the team were very happy to work with the drivers and we are looking forward to continue working together during the rest of the season.
Our next challenge will be Road to Le Mans next June 14 - 17, 2017 that date we will have two races, each lasting 1 hour. The first race will take place on Thursday, June 15 and the second on Saturday, June 17.
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