Andy Priaulx has left the 6 Hours of Silverstone with a podium under his belt after a hard fought race for him and Harry Tincknell in the number 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team car. However, as always, he would have loved to be on the top step of the podium rather than third, and knows that but for some bad luck with a full course yellow they could have won the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Although he was a little bit disappointed, Andy was also looking at the positives from the weekend when he said: “It was a really good race for me personally. I had a great first two stints and took the lead. We had a nice cushion there, but it is a long race and we had a safety car and full course yellow, which really hurt us at the wrong time, and we went slightly out of sequence. The call to pit was the right call at the time, but it put us slightly back. I am a bit disappointed we didn’t get the win that we deserved, but that is motor racing. The car was great, it and suits my driving style, so I have always been able to get the best out of the car and myself.”
As always, the competition in the LMGTE Pro class was fierce. From fourth on the grid Andy and Harry worked hard to get their Ford GT ahead of the field of Aston Martins, BMWs, Ferraris and Porsches. The battles went down to the wire with the spectators round the the 5.891 kilometre (3.661 mile) long track in Northamptonshire being entertained for the entire six hours.
The teams will now have a break of nearly two months before round four in Japan in October.