Scuderia Ecosse eighteen hour report

After running trouble-free for the first 14 of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Scuderia Ecosse was hit with drama at 0700hrs today. Just a few minutes into the final leg of a triple stint, Andrew Kirkaldy pitted with a serious problem: a drive peg had...

After running trouble-free for the first 14 of the Le Mans 24 Hours, Scuderia Ecosse was hit with drama at 0700hrs today. Just a few minutes into the final leg of a triple stint, Andrew Kirkaldy pitted with a serious problem: a drive peg had sheared and the rear left wheel was stuck fast. A valiant effort by the team, plus the help of various tools from drills, to a hammer and chisel, finally freed the wheel at around 0800hrs.

A further few minutes and the car was freshly booted and rejoined the race with Chris Niarchos at the wheel for a double stint. Chris rejoined in sixth place and by the end of his run was up to fourth.

At 1030 it was Tim Mullen's turn to get behind the wheel and he is now the fastest GT2 driver on track. The race is back on!

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Chris Niarchos , Tim Mullen , Andrew Kirkaldy