As the mid point of the 24 Hour race fell, the ...
As the mid point of the 24 Hour race fell, the #97 car within the Risi Competizione team celebrated a two lap lead over its nearest rival in the GT2 class, the Porsche of IMSA Performance Matmut. The #99 Ferrari 430 GT which is piloted by the Krohn Racing drivers is holding a steady 5th place in class, and neither car has had any problems over the last six hours.
Mika Salo, who moved the Rosso red Ferrari 430 into class lead at 7.11 pm (1911 hrs), has been the first driver within the team to complete a triple stint and he said afterwards: "The track is pretty dirty and there are some leaves and other dirt, and a lot of cars are going off. Some sand has been put down but it's not so bad. Other than that, what can I say? The car's running fine and we are having no problems at all."
Colin Braun was thoroughly enjoying his first Le Mans experience and, having handed over the car to Tracy Krohn after his first night-time double stint, said, "It was fantastic and I'm having such fun out there -- watching those Audis and Peugeots go by. It was a pretty neat view from inside the car. It's been great run for us so far, just changing fuel, tires and drivers and we've been having a real smooth ride so far. Let's hope we continue like that."
The next Risi Competizione race bulletin will be issued at 0900 hrs (Sunday, 17 June). Full timing and scoring can be found on ww.lemans.org