Priaulx’s Le Mans Nightmare

Works BMW GTE-Pro driver and former British Hillclimb Champion Andy Priaulx’s successful Wednesday qualifying turned into a disaster during the 2nd Free Practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.

The Robertson Racing Ford GT had a spin in the Ford Chicane which ends the lap at Le Mans and dragged gravel onto the circuit. Priaulx was the first car on the scene and arrived to find the circuit covered in muck & gravel and (more importantly) no yellow flags. Andy locked up on the slippery surface and the car shot off of the circuit and charged into the barriers, which caused extensive damage to the front of the BMW M3 GT. So much damage in fact that the car was unable to be prepared for last night’s final qualifying session.

Fortunately Priaulx’s stunning provisional pole time from Wednesday qually kept the team in the hunt and he, along with co-drivers Dirk Muller and Joey Hand, will start from 3rd place on the GTE-Pro grid.

Good luck for tomorrow’s race Andy.

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