In the UK, the first stage 2017 world championship races on endurance (WEC), the results of which the team Manor in the composition of Vitaly Petrov, Simon Trummer and Roberto Gonzalez finished seventh in the LMP2 category.
At the start of the prototype Oreca 07 running Vitaly Petrov has retained eighth place on the 22nd lap, Vitaly was ahead of team mate Jean-Eric Vergne. Most of the race, the crew of Vitaly Petrov was in the 6-7 positions.
Vitaly was working a double cut at the beginning and double at the end, after driving a prototype in about two and a half hours.
“The race weekend was tough. There were some difficulties in training, we were “shooting” to a new to us car, and while we were not able to configure it in an optimal way, — summed up the race, the SMP Racing pilot Vitaly Petrov. Machines this year, all teams are about the same, and whoever finds the key to saving them and on top.
We have the first finish line, we held the first pit-stops, met with a team in a fighting mode, met with each other. The car in the race did not disappoint, it is very good. There are some points that need to be refined for the next stage, but in General the problems were not serious.
Perhaps it was one of the most peaceful races. To reach opponents, we lacked a bit of speed, and we focused on the fact that the learned themselves and taught the car to drive. To the next stage we will add”.
The next stage of the FIA WEC will be held on may 6 at the Spa. Traditionally this 6-hour race is the military preparing for Le Mana.
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