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Drivers' reactions after the Le Castellet round

LM P3 - 14/04/2019 - Sophie LIGER

The Le Castellet round now over, here are the reactions of some of the drivers of this action-packed race!

Gary Hauser, Racing Experience #11 driver said: “I have mixed emotions about today’s race. This was our first outing in this championship, so we can be very proud to come away with eight valuable points. If someone told me before today we would finish sixth on our debut, I would have taken it. We had a fast car today and it was fun to chase down overtake so many cars, but I think we could have finished even higher. I was praying for a safety car in the closing laps to give it one last push. Nonetheless, I am proud of the performance of our whole team and I’m looking forward to Monza.”

Charlie Martin, Racing Experience #11 driver said: “There was a lot to learn in the preparation for this first race and I’m pleased with how the whole team worked together to give us this good start to the season. My focus was on getting this first race under my belt and get to grips with this championship in race conditions, but I’m also pleased I could qualify the car in a good position for our team. I’m looking forward to hitting the track in Monza and putting what I learned into practice.”

Matt Bell, driver car #22, United Autosports:
“It was an up and down race to say the least. I was really happy with Jim’s stint. He got clipped by a Mercedes early on but I thought he made great progress all weekend. He then came back through the pack and raced really well and was putting in some good lap times which was our target. We got a fortunate safety car the first time round which bunched everyone up. The penalty was disappointing as I was closing up to the lead pack so I was kicking myself for that. The car was great to drive and we ended up with fastest lap of the race which was a nice consolation to take away I suppose. We just missed out on a top-10 but I’m pretty buoyant going into Monza as the pace is clearly there.”

Rob Hodes, driver car #23, United Autosports:
“Being with United is awesome and I’ve enjoyed my weekend with the team. The start of the race was good fun. Unfortunately we got hit in qualifying and I had to start from the back. In the first section of the race we made up some spots and I was passing some cars so it felt good but then we had some issues off track and the race didn’t go our way from then. I’m really looking forward to Monza now.”

Wayne Boyd, driver car #24, United Autosports:
“I really enjoyed my first race in the Michelin Le Mans Cup. It wasn’t the ideal starting position but we gambled on me starting, which paid off. I loved my stint, it’s probably the best one I’ve done in a long time. I definitely could have got into the lead, but the safety car came out twice which hampered that, but it was the right way to go. Naj got in the car and did a solid job and brought it home P9 so it was a good start.”

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