Christodoulou in Team Double at Battle for The Ardennes
Both the Le Mans Series and the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup head to Belgium this weekend for the 1000kms of Spa. With one car entered in each championship, CRS will run two Ferrari 430s side-by-side for the first time this year in the GTE-Am class.
We showed we had the pace at Ricard.
The No.82 CRS Ferrari of Klaas Hummel, Adam Christodoulou and Phil Quaife was on for an exceptional result at the Paul Ricard LMS round a few weeks ago but hit trouble in the pits when the starter motor faltered. This time out, says Adam Christodoulou, they are gunning for the podium:
“We just missed out on the podium at Ricard,” said Adam. “The team has been working hard since then to solve the starter motor problem and I don’t see any reason why we can’t go to Spa and get a top result. We’ve all raced there before and the team knows it well. We showed we had the pace at Ricard so we’re looking forward to getting out there and getting a good result.”
For the No.62 driving squad of Pierre Ehret, Shaun Lynn and Roger Wills, Spa is the warm up event for the big one in June: the Le Mans 24 Hours. After the recent Le Mans Test Day all three drivers are eager to get back on track and hope to bag some points in Belgium, as Shaun Lynn explains:
“I’m very much looking forward to Spa,” said Shaun. “It’s a track I know well as I have won the six and four-hour historic races there. This is our last event before we head to Le Mans, which is the highlight of the season for us. I think we have a good chance of grabbing a podium if we keep it clean and go strong and steady. It’s going to be a sprint though; it’s never an easy ride at Spa and even though it’s a big track you can quickly run out of room at places like Eau Rouge. It will be good to race the sister CRS car for the first time this year and the fact we can share data will help us all.”
The six-hour race gets underway at 1405hrs on Saturday 7 May. Catch the later stages of the race on Eurosport or listen to the whole race live at www.radiolemans.com.