Andy Priaulx and his teammates Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito are celebrating a podium finish in America after finishing third in the 1000 Miles of Sebring, the sixth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, in their number 67 Ford GT.
After qualifying second for the race the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team were hoping for a good result, but were realistic about what could happen, as he explained: “We expected it to be a tough race because of the BOP we had, so I think we have done really well to get a podium. However, it could have been a win as in my first stint, which was strong, I managed to get a 20 second lead. Unfortunately it was lost after the first safety car, and that more or less cost us the race.“
The race was not easy for any of the teams as at the end the rains came. “In the last part of the race it was just a lottery, as it poured with rain and we were on slicks. We pitted one lap too late as we thought it would maybe a passing shower, but it ended up being torrential and the race finished under the safety car,” he said.
The next round of the WEC will be back in Europe at Spa-Francorchamps, one of Andy’s favourite circuits on 4 May 2019.
Images from Drew Gibson/Ford Chip Ganassi Racing