Silverstone: Courage race report

Historic 10th victory for Courage's C65 chassis in the LMP2 class With this 10th victory, the C65 proves again to be the most successful LMP2 in the world. In awful conditions the Courage C65 n°36 ran by Paul Belmondo Racing took victory...

Historic 10th victory for Courage's C65 chassis in the LMP2 class

With this 10th victory, the C65 proves again to be the most successful LMP2 in the world.

In awful conditions the Courage C65 n°36 ran by Paul Belmondo Racing took victory again in the LMP2 Class, finishing 4th overall, after winning the class in the previous LMES round at Monza.

This victory is probably one of the sweetest victories since the launch of the C65 in November 2003. With Silverstone being the test and development track of the main competitors (chassis and teams), the forecasted terrible weather conditions and the home race for a lot of drivers, our client teams knew it wouldn't be easy for this UK round.

By using the track time during practice and qualifying to find the best suitable set up, our customer teams soon proved this was a clever move as in the first hours of the race, in extremely wet conditions, 3 different C65 customer teams, using 3 different engines, were leading the LMP2 class. Kruse Motorsport in their Judd engined C65 were even 3rd overall at a certain stage.

At the end of an eventful race, the C65 n 36 of Belmondo Racing driven by V.Vosse, K. Ojjeh a n d C.Y. Gosselin took victory in the LMP2 class, finishing 4th overall only 1 lap down on the 3rd placed LMP1. The C65 of Kruse Motorsport finished 2nd of the LMP2 class finishing 6th overall.

Paul Belmondo Racing 's n°36 C65 is leading the Team standings in the LMES LMP2 Class. Courage is also leading the manufacturer championship in the ALMS LMP2 Class.

Yves Courage : " This is really one of the best moments in our life as a manufacturer. In less than 2 years already achieving 10 victories in endurance racing as a manufacturer is a mile stone. The fact to have this 10th victory here in the UK at Silverstone, the home of British Motorsport and the cradle of motorsport in general, is even more special . Our C65 is a fantastic highly reliable and fast LMP2 and the client teams are really top. I would also like to thank all our people at Courage Assistance who are doing a fantastic job helping our customer teams with an outstanding service at the races. We know we build state of the art prototypes but I can also add we have an outstanding and unique customer assistance department that is very much appreciated by all our customers".

-courage.competition

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Paul Belmondo , Yves Courage