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Racing Experience hopes for home advantage at Spa

LM P3 - 17/09/2019 - Press release - Racing Experience

The Racing Experience team are preparing for their home race of the 2019 Michelin Le Mans Cup this weekend. The penultimate round of the season will take place on Saturday at the famous Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

While the Racing Experience team hails from 130km away in the Luxembourg town of Wormeldange, the Hauser family have long considered Spa to be their home track.
 
Following a two-month gap since the last Le Mans Cup outing in Spain, the Racing Experience duo of Gary Hauser and Nicolas Mélin are eager to get back behind the wheel.
 
Having finished in sixth position in the previous round, the independent team retains seventh position in the standings with two races remaining. With the penultimate round taking place on a favourite track for the driver pairing, the hopes are high for another strong result on home soil.
 
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps is a classic circuit, renowned for its fast straights, sweeping corners and unpredictable weather. Featuring world famous corners such as Eau Rouge, Raidillon, Les Combes, Fagnes, Stavelot and La Source, the 7km circuit is beloved by drivers and fans alike. The Belgian Grand Prix at Spa and the TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa are some of the most anticipated races on the international motorsport calendar.  
 
Christian Hauser, Racing Experience team principal said: “After the two-month break, we are all very excited to get back to racing this weekend. As a racing family, we have a special connection to the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and it is certainly the race we have looked forward to most this year. Despite two tricky rounds this season, our strong performances in France and Spain have kept us in a good position in the standings. We’ll be hoping for more clean, competitive racing at our home event.”

Gary Hauser, Racing Experience driver said: “I love this circuit. Not only is it my home track in this championship, it is also one of the circuits I enjoy most as a driver. From my early days in racing I had a good feeling here. I first won here in 2006 and enjoyed some fun overtaking that day including on the outside at Eau Rouge/Raidillon.  We won’t be taking unnecessary risks this weekend, but we will have some exciting racing for sure. It’s important to continue to show how competitive we are as an independent team and then head into the final race of the season in a great position.”
 
Nicolas Mélin, Racing Experience driver said: “Every racing driver looks forward to driving at this track. I have enjoyed racing here in lots of different machinery, but whether you are in a prototype or a Fun Cup car, there is so much to enjoy from finding the perfect lap. I have good confidence in our no. 11 Norma M30 and I can’t wait to go racing here on Saturday.”
 
Round five of the Michelin Le Mans Cup will kick off at 1555 local time.

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