Posted 14.08.2020

100% Le Mans Cup podium finish record at Spa stands intact

Tony Wells and Colin Noble finished third in the second Michelin Le Mans Cup race at Spa-Francorchamps after a great move on the #26 Graff from the latter at the “bus stop” chicane secured the team’s first podium with the new Duqueine M30-D08.

Spa Round results

#7 Tony Wells & Colin Noble
Qualified – P6 2:17.075
Race – P3 P3 overall after 51 laps

#10 Rob Hodes & Garett Grist
Qualified – P14 2:19.942
Race – P9 P9 overall after 51 laps

#20 Mark Crader & Alex Mortimer
Qualified – P17 2:21.813
Race – DNF Electrical after 43 laps

Sven Thompson, Team Principal commented “It’s a good result and a relief to get the first podium of the season, plenty of positives. We had an electrical gremlin that unfortunately grounded the #20 Grainmarket car in the pitlane which was an unfortunate end to their weekend. With car #10 we made good steps forward to bring them more in line with car #7 but I think we still have a few changes to make overnight, based on what we learned today, to help them in the ELMS race on Sunday”

Tony Wells Tony Wells added “I’m very happy with that result, but I did miss going to the podium properly. But it was really good and great to keep up our record here at Spa Francorchamps. The car was nice to drive – we did well – the start was okay, just need to find more pace in qualifying, but a positive result”

 

Colin Noble Colin Noble concluded “It was a fairly tough race, but we got the result. Tony had a good stint, closing down on the leading pack and I when I got in there was a little work to do. We got our heads down and took our chances when we got them. It’s a good result and we need to build on this, get higher up on that podium and go for the race wins as the season progresses.”

 

Nielsen’s 2020 racing calendar

   18/7

 Le Castellet Round

 R1

 LMC

   19/7

 4H Le Castellet

 R1

 ELMS

     8/8

 Spa Round

 R2

 LMC

     9/8

 4H Spa-Francorchamps

 R2

 ELMS

   23/8

 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

 R4

 IMSA

   29/8

 Le Castellet Round

 R3

 LMC

   29/8

 4H Le Castellet

 R3

 ELMS

   18/9

 Road to Le Mans

 R4

 LMC

   19/9

 88th 24 Heures Du Mans

   27/9

 Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

 R5

 IMSA

 10/10

 Monza Round

 R5

 LMC

 11/10

 4H Monza

 R4

 ELMS

 17/10

 Petit Le Mans

 R6

 IMSA

   1/11

 Portimão Round

 R6

 LMC

   1/11

 4H Portimão

 R5

 ELMS

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