Team Virage’s first participation in Le Mans Cup at Paul Ricard in Le Castellet (France) left us with a bittersweet taste feeling.
From the beginning, Falchero and Brooks’ feedback – our two drivers at the wheel of our LMP3 – were positive. In fact, during Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2, our Ligier JSP3 prototype has been standing on top of the ranking with the fastest laptimes during both days, with almost one second of advantage over the next car.
On this last Saturday of August, the rain appeared shortly before the start of the 2h race. A contact with the wall, consequence of a spin at high-speed, made us lose four laps in order to fixe the damages. In the second part of the race, the French driver Julien Falchero proved our car was among the fastest, reaching the same times than the race leaders.