A single aim the title After Hungary where Hope PoleVision Racing had an up-and-down weekend, the team will arrive on English soil with a single objective the 2010 Le Mans Series title! After the Hungaroring 1000 kms, BenoÃ®t Morand, the Team...
A single aim the title
After Hungary where Hope PoleVision Racing had an up-and-down weekend, the team will arrive on English soil with a single objective the 2010 Le Mans Series title!
After the Hungaroring 1000 kms, Benoît Morand, the Team Principal, summed up what had been a low-key race for the team. No.47's good result (3rd place in the Formula Le Mans category) was a relief for all the HPVR members. It was some compensation for no.48's shunt during the Sunday afternoon warm- up. The car did not start the race as the mechanics quickly realised that the monocoque had been damaged beyond repair. When the team arrived back in Switzerland, it had to find a solution quickly given the limited time at its disposal between the two meetings. Once again the world of endurance showed its solidarity, and one of Hope PoleVision Racing's direct rivals provided the solution! Benoît Morand: "I'd really like to thank Boutsen Energy Racing who made a monocoque available to us." No.47 ran into problems during the race and was completely stripped down. "We solved our petrol pump problems by changing them."
Now that everything's back in order, the team's already looking towards Silverstone in England where the final of the 2010 Le Mans Series Championship will take place. In addition to the return of Audi, Peugeot and Aston Martin, the remaining titles will be awarded at the end of the 1000-km race (or 6 hours). In the FLM ratings, Hope PoleVision Racing is lying second and has every chance of winning the title. Benoît Morand tells us about his strategy: "We don't really have much choice. The best thing would be to win, but we have to keep a close eye on our main rival, the no.43 DAMS entry, which we have to finish in front of. We'll also have to have a flexible strategy that we can modify during the race. But I hope that the bad luck that's hit us since Portimao will leave us alone at last! Each time we've had good free practice sessions without any problems, which then hit us during the race." There has been a small change in the driver line-up for the last round of the year. "Vincent Capillaire has had to leave us. I'd like to thank him for his helpfulness, his availability and his team spirit, a very important notion in Hope PoleVision Racing." He will be replaced by a British driver, Charlie Hollings who drove for DAMS last year. It's an extra boost to the team's hopes as in addition to racing on home turf, he's also a driving instructor at Silverstone so he knows the English track like the back of his hand. The driver line-ups will be as follows: