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Pescarolo Sport and Harold Primat relishing Spa challenge Harold Primat and Pescarolo Sport travel to Belgium for Round 4 of the Le Mans Series in confident mood as they prepare to visit a circuit where both driver and team boast a good ...

Pescarolo Sport and Harold Primat relishing Spa challenge

Harold Primat and Pescarolo Sport travel to Belgium for Round 4 of the Le Mans Series in confident mood as they prepare to visit a circuit where both driver and team boast a good record.

The Geneva-based Primat, who currently lies fifth in the LMP1 drivers' championship standings, has enjoyed a number of good results at Spa-Francorchamps, including second place overall in the Le Mans Series last season and a scholarship class triumph in the 2001 F3 Masters.

Pescarolo Sport meanwhile have twice been winners and twice been runners-up in the Spa 1000kms and can draw on a wealth of data ahead of the race.

After last month's retirement at the Nurburgring, due to a gearbox problem, Primat, and co-driver Christophe Tinseau, are eager for a strong result at Spa, although the nature of the high-speed circuit is unlikely to lessen the advantage of the diesel-powered Peugeot's.

Harold Primat: "I have some good memories of Spa. I qualified on pole position in my first ever sportscar race there in the VdeV championship and really enjoyed the race last year where we finished second. It's a great circuit with some superb fast corners, but also with some very challenging technical parts. You have to get into a good rhythm, but that's not always possible because the weather at Spa is notoriously unpredictable and always complicates things."

Henri Pescarolo: "We have raced at Spa for several years so all the data we have gathered will be quite useful. Our car is quite good on fast circuits like this, although there is nothing we can do about the diesel-powered cars who still have 100bhp more than us. However, the rain is always a problem at Spa and that is where our experience and that of our drivers can help. The more difficult the race is the better it will be for us."

Credit: hp

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Henri Pescarolo , Christophe Tinseau , Harold Primat