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24h Le Mans - The world's elite in Endurance
Thursday, 06 June 2013 07:33


TONGEREN (BEL) – For the fourth consecutive year ProSpeed Competition will be competing at the 24H of Le Mans, the mythical endurance race. The Belgian team will enter a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the LM GTE-AM category, a category reserved for Grand Touring cars whose team is comprised out of maximum one professional driver. Renowned to be one of the world’s most prestigious motorsport competitions, the 24H of Le Mans is celebrating its 90th anniversary. ProSpeed Competition will be joining the party with their Porsche #75 for François Perrodo (FRA), Sébastien Crubilé (FRA) and Emmanuel Collard (FRA). The organiser’s invitation, officialised this weekend as the result of a late withdrawal of a competitor, will in no way disrupt the Belgian team’s planning. ProSpeed Competition and its full team will be hard at work this coming 9th June for the traditional test day. The start of this classic Le Mans race will be given on Saturday 22nd June. In the 2011 edition ProSpeed Competition was awarded the Escra Prize, a prestigious trophy rewarding the best technical assistance.

Competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series as also the European Le Mans Series, ProSpeed Competition has taken on the two most fearsome European championships for Grand Touring cars. The first mentioned series brings together more than sixty cars all with an identical performance. The race is a true battle, where the slightest mistake on the track results in an immediate drop in the overall classification. Organised by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, the European Le Mans Series implies being able to master both technology and refuelling, the core of a race strategy. A challenge that ProSpeed and its drivers will be taking on…during 24 hours!

Rudi Penders (ProSpeed Competition Team Principal)

“Our commitment in the European Le Mans Series, the European championship whose regulations were inspired by those of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, had one objective: to prepare for a participation in those 24 Hours of Le Mans. Having then joined the list of entrants, albeit as reserve, we had the conviction we would be at the start. Our 2013 planning had taken into account this possibility thanks to a “double” version. When the ACO advised us of the good news, we just simply adapted that version… and the entire team continued with the work based on the revised conditions. ProSpeed Competition’s presence on the international motorsport scene has been constant. At such a level of commitment we cannot allow ourselves to improvise. This fourth consecutive participation at “Le Mans” proves the stability that both Luc Goris and myself have been able to offer our organisation. But believe me it’s constant and pressing work.”

Luc Goris (Technical Director)

“Our presence at the ‘Test’ day, this coming Sunday 9th June, is just the first stage. François Perrodo and Sébastien Crubilé will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the ‘Prototype LMP1’ environment whilst also completing the required ten laps to be qualified. They will have the extraordinary benefit of being able to count on Emmanuel Collard’s advice. Once the day is over we will get down to carrying out a complete overhaul of the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.”

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