The Prancing Horse claimed its first victory of the season in the European Le Mans Series in Spain, triumphing in the LMGTE class with the 488 GTE of Kessel Racing. Official driver Davide Rigon drove it to the chequered flag, celebrating his 37th birthday with a win in the night race.
Davide ““A wonderful race,” said the 37-year-old from Veneto. The victory is an extraordinary birthday present on a track where I had taken part in many tests but had never raced. A lot of the work was done after free practice, where I used my experience to find the best set-up, and we were delighted with the 488 GTE’s performance.” The result was due to outstanding teamwork. “Our Bronze driver, Kimura, did very well to hand over the car in third position to Huffaker, who did even better by finishing first,” Rigon continued. “I managed the tyres as best I could by extending my stint as long as possible, also to preserve the petrol. The trickiest thing? Traffic management was essential to avoid any accidents.”