“Of all the acts, the most complete is the one to build” Paul Valéry
Everything is in place and ready around the Circuit de la Sarthe, so is also So24! by Lombard Racing, concentrating and preparing for the most beautiful endurance race in the world.
Vincent Capillaire is the local hero and can’t wait until he can start his home race, which he has completed twice in the LMP2 category until today. In 2014, he drove the n°24 ORECA 03 of Sébastien Loeb Racing to the 8th place in the general classification with his team mates, and 4th in the LMP2 category. The following year was not as successful, as the Signatech Alpine A450b was forced to withdraw after an accident. In 2016, he will be the Silver driver of the So24! by Lombard Racing Team.
British driver, Jonathan Coleman is eager to discover the most impressive endurance race in the world. He drove in the LMP2 category in 2015 and beginning of 2016 in the European Le Mans Series, but will be at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the very first time next week. The Bronze driver has gone through all the mandatory steps, by driving the ten laps at the test and going through the ACO simulator training.
The second French driver Erik Maris, joined the team only a week days ago, before the test and will be racing Le Mans 24 Hours for the third time. In 2014 he was at the wheel of an LMGTE Am Porsche 911 GT3 and at the wheel of a Ligier JS P2 in 2015 with Oak racing. He share the wheel of the n°22 Ligier JSP2 with his team mates on Test day last Sunday.
Three questions to local star Vincent Capillaire
How do you feel about the 24 Hours of Le Mans ?
This race is very special to me, first of all because I was born in Le Mans, just 300 meters from the circuit in Tertre Rouge, so I have a strong link with the track. In addition, I leave here, and I work here as an instructor. In fact, I am a race driver for the 24 Hours, but I also teach and train drivers and competitors all year long.
So you really know the track ?
Yes, I spend a lot of time on this circuit and I know a lot about how it changes during the day, at what time the sun shines here or there and therefore where the track will be hot or cool. As we know it’s not a permanent track, so it will change a lot from the start to the end of the race and I can share some tips with my teammates.
Tell us about your past experience at the 24 Hours
In 2014 I drove with French team Sebastien Loeb Racing, which was made of two rookies and we finished 4th of the LMP2 category and 8th overall. That was really a great race. Last year with Signatech Alpine we were unlucky because we had to withdraw, but that’s racing. Anyway, Le Mans is always great!
Next meeting with So24! by Lombard Racing : The 24 Hours of Le Mans
Sunday June 12th : 2:00 pm Technical and adminitrative cheks in thoree center of Le Mans — Place de la République
Saturday June 18th / Sunday 19th : 24 Hours of Le Mans 2016
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