Silverstone: G-Force Racing race report

During the past weeks, G-Force did everything possible to get the Courage C65 back on the track. Finally the work paid off, G-Force took a single point back home and will without doubt confirm during the second half of the season. On Friday,...

During the past weeks, G-Force did everything possible to get the Courage C65 back on the track. Finally the work paid off, G-Force took a single point back home and will without doubt confirm during the second half of the season.

On Friday, four free practice sessions were an excellent opportunity to test the car. These sessions were without doubt very useful as Frank Hahn, the team-owner explains: "Indeed, after Le Mans we did not do any testing anymore. We rebuilt our original chassis after Le Mans and did lots of development. The combination of the Courage chassis and the powerful Judd- engine needs extra care and this afternoon, we felt that all the work done over the last couple of weeks is bearing fruit. I'm very happy that we knew very little technical or mechanical problems." "Both Jean-François Leroch and myself completed enough laps to get used to the track here at Silverstone. It certainly was a must as the track is rather flat and it's very difficult to find the ideal racing lines."

Tim Greaves completed the early qualifying session on Saturday, only 20 minutes. He set the G-Force Courage on a 17th position overall. "We're close to the majority of the LMP2 and this means that we'll have to race without risks or problems. That's the way for us to climb up the ranks", explained Tim right after the session.

The race itself was extremely difficult. The poring rain made it almost impossible to race properly and the number of safety car interventions was unlimited. "Of course, it is positive that we finished without a single technical problem and we also seem to manage the car", tells Frank right after the finish. "But as Tim Greaves was involved in a few race incidents, we lost about ten laps what certainly costs us a top-15 finish and what's more important a top-5 in LMP2. But after all, we scored our first point and we know that this could be the basis for the rest of the season." "Personally, I'm very happy wit the job done by the mechanics and engineers. They showed what they are capable of. Jean-François Leroch had a good race, which is great too. As we showed that we're up with the majority of the LMP2-teams and we should do better than an 8th in class." "We now head for the Nürburgring in a few weeks time and we hope to finish within the top-5 of LMP2 and why not a podium?"

-G-Force

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Jean-Francois Leroch , Tim Greaves , Frank Hahn