PAOLO RUBERTI ON THE PODIUM OF THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
The first participation of Paolo Ruberti to the 24 hours of Le Mans has been concluded on the podium, with the second place of LM GT2 class which embellishes the palmares of the driver from Verona. This is comment at the end of the race:
"I was at my first participation in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the number of spectators, together with the atmosphere of the event, made me understand since the beginning why this race is so fascinating.
"This has been a tough race: the adrenaline peak was when a tyre exploded while I was driving my F430 at around 290km/h. A great fright, but luckily enough just fear. Apart from that, we had some technical problems that can happen in a 24 hour, such as a pressure loss at the breaking system and the break of the shift lever. These problems made us lose some time in the pits but they were not determinant since it would have been difficult anyway to get the leaders. To be on track behind the wheel of a GT2 is particularly stressful: it is necessary to look continuously in the rear mirrors because LMP are incredibly fast and can overtake on the extern lane in several parts of the track.
"Today's result has a great value for me. It was really important to me to get on such an important podium and, thanks to my team-mates as well, I am really proud of achieving it."