SRT 2nd in Le Mans
Belgian Selleslagh Racing Team finished as high as 2nd in LM GT1 in the 78th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans this weekend. The Belgian team, managed by Patrick Selleslagh, entered its Corvette C6.R in the Luc Alphand Aventures colours for Dutchman David Hart and French drivers Stephan Grégoire and Jerôme Pollicand. Hart and Grégoire started for the fourth time in Le Mans, while Jerôme Pollicand entered for the 13th time in the great classic at la Sarthe.
“It was a difficult race, a race we could have won, but second on our debut is of course a great result”, explains Patrick Selleslagh some minutes past 15h00. The white Corvette took the chequered flag only few minutes earlier and thus the first Le Mans of SRT has come to an end.
Patrick Selleslagh: “In the opening stages of the race, Stephan Grégoire went off the track and damaged the bottom and floor of the car. The shock must have been very violent, as we noticed on the data that even the engine had moved. As a result of the shock we’ve had some problems and we lost precious time repairing the car. Without this incident victory would have been possible, as the car ran 24 hours without any problem. But, ok, this is racing and 2nd in Le Mans is not a bad result after all. I’m especially very happy for David, as this is his best result ever in one of his favourite races.”
SRT is now heading to Paul Ricard for the next round of the FIA GT1 World Championship on the 3rd and 4th of July.