Friday – 12:45 … the grid is waiting. Starting grid in the scorching heat, the start-finish straight is hectic, the teams and drivers as well as the spectators – at least those with the “right” ticket. Pats on the back, ice packs for the drivers to cool and photo shoots of the guests, either posing in front of the cars or with the grid girls … or both.
14:00 – flying start. Both cars come off well, no collisions by overambitious drivers – thank God! It’s going well for SPS automotive performance over the next few hours, in the course of which code 60 is on at least once every hour – at least felt.
More than 18 hours later one can find the # 16 on P 2 in the class – the # 24 on a stable 5th place in the class. But it’s still a long way to go …
10:00 local time – the nightmare comes true: the SPS GT3 with start number 24 is out. The vehicle is heavily damaged – the race is over for #24.
Sad, only 4 hours before the checkered flag – but that’s the way it is, the racing circus.
14:00 local time – the race is over, the black and white flag lowers and our # 16 passes it on P1 in class (P5 Overall). Or – in other words: PODIUM in the very first race of the season.
That’s the other side of the coin and a sign that the team has once again done a first-class job.
We look forward to the next challenge!
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