Andy Priaulx Finishes Fifth In Belgium
Andy Priaulx and Harry Tincknell had to be content with fifth place in Belgium for the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps after starting from pole in their Ford GT. The Belgian weather threw everything it could at the drivers in the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, with snow greeting them as they got up on race day morning. These conditions caused for an exciting race with four safety car periods, two full course yellows and a red flag 11 minutes before the end of the six hours. Looking back over the weekend Andy saw lots of positives: “Overall I feel we had a really good weekend and, on reflection, do feel positive. The race was a bit of a lottery and very unusual with really bad weather, the cold temperatures and snow. I don’t thing we could have had worse conditions. Obviously getting pole was really special and my first stint today was really strong in the dry. We just didn’t have the pace in the rain and this cost us a podium. If it had been dry I think we could have fought for a win as we did have great pace.” Andy and the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team now have the highlight of the season, the Le Mans 24 Hours, ahead of them. “I can’t explain how special this race is for me and all the drivers. Running it twice in the same season is mega and I can’t wait to getting back there in mid June,” he said.