The first race of the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season was disappointing for Andy Priaulx, Harry Tincknell and Tony Kanaan in their number 67 Ford GT after the car retired following an accident at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit at the beginning of the third hour of the six hour race. It was lying second at the time.
On Friday Andy and Harry claimed pole for the LMPGTE Pro class for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team and so felt a good result was on the cards. Unfortunately while Harry, who started the race, was in the car he went off at speed at the notorious Eau Rouge. Luckily he was able to get out of the car unaided, but it did trigger the second safety car of the race. “The most important thing is that Harry is okay. As we all know, there have been some big accidents over the years at Eau Rouge and for me knowing he had got out of the car was a great relief. Sadly neither Tony nor myself got to race, but that’s motorsport and now we are just looking forward to Le Mans, which is the highlight of the season and the next race on the calendar. One positive from the weekend was that our team mates in the number 66 car won, so congratulations to them,” said Andy.