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Greaves Motorsport score hat-track of victories in 2011 Le Mans Series
Greaves Motorsport scored win number three in the 2011 Le Mans Series today with a convincing result at Silverstone. Karim Ojjeh, Tom Kimber-Smith and Olivier Lombard drove the Team’s Zytek Z11SN – Nissan to success, with a one lap margin over their rivals, at the home of the British Grand Prix.
Tom Kimber-Smith took the lead from the start, having qualified in 2nd position and then the team held the top position for almost the entire race. After the race the Englishman reflected, "The victory at Le Mans this year was obviously the most important for us but this result comes close, being our home race. We deserved the win, as we had good pace all weekend, the result of a fantastic team effort. The race was difficult, particularly during my final stint, with the strong winds creating tricky driving conditions. It was really great to win at Silverstone"
Team mate, Karim Ojjeh also felt that the race was one of the hardest of his career. "I found the race very tough with traffic always creating problems and the weather making the race very hard. We saw our main opposition hit problems and this made us double our efforts but I am very happy with the result."
Olivier Lombard echoed the story of his team mates, "The race was not easy, the weather and the constant traffic made the job very hard, a mistake could have happened at any time. The car was fantastic; the team did a great job, so we had to do ours. I am happy with my results at Greaves Motorsport, three races and three wins; it does not get any better."
The result leaves Greaves Motorsport with a 14 point lead over their opposition with the final race of the 2011 Le Mans Series at Estoril in two weeks. Team Principal, Tim Greaves, summed up the position. "It was very exciting to finish so well at our home track but the points’ position is frankly nerve wracking. However in Portugal we will be racing for the win and not cruising for points. We want to be Champions in the way that we have raced all season."