The Racing Engineering team are looking to win again at Monza.
This weekend’s Monza Four-Hour race is the second round in the 2018 European Le Mans Series. The Racing Engineering team stunned the other competitors at the opening round when, in their debut in the Championship, they proved to be fast from the first moment they took to the track and after qualifying fourth then they took the lead after seventy-five minutes of the four-hour race and were still there at the finish. The Spanish team’s all-French driving line up proved to be perfectly matched with Norman Nato taking the opening stint putting the Oreca-Gibson 07 into the lead and building a thirty second lead. Paul Petit replaced Norman but the team’s hard-won lead vanished with a full-course yellow and then a Safety Car deployment, but Paul kept his head in his first LMP2 race even when faced with problems lapping slower cars. Olivier Pla drove the final stint and, although the Racing Engineering Car temporarily lost the lead, Olivier’s experience and an excellent final pitstop from the Racing Engineering team saw the Spanish team take the chequered flag in the lead for an amazing victory.
The whole team are confident they can improve still further and they will be fighting hard on Sunday to take their second win in the 2018 European Le Mans Series.
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy is an exciting 5.793km track, built nearly ninety years ago, has been the location for the Italian Grand Prix for every race since 1922 (except for 1980). Famed for its long straights and legendary high-speed corners such as the Curva Parabolica, Curva di Lesmo and Variante Ascari, Monza has been the site of some of the closest finishes in the history of Grand Prix racing.
Free Practice 1 - 11/05/2018 11:45 - Duration: 60 min.
Free Practice 2 - 12/05/2018 09:15 - Duration: 90 min.
Qualifying - LMP2 - 12/05/2018 - 14:20 Duration: 10 min.
Race - 13/05/2018 12:30 - Duration: 240 min.