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WEC 6h Spa - First world championship points
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 10:43


ProSpeed WEC Spa14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 2SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS (BEL) – In the world there are three official world circuit championships. The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) is one of these and this weekend this high-ranking world championship was on hand on Belgian soil. In front of a home crowd the ProSpeed Competition drivers François Perrodo, Emmanuel Collard and Matthieu Vaxivière with their sixth place in the LM GTE Am class came away with their first official World Championship points in the team's history. During six hours some 46,000 spectators watched how some of the best world endurance teams battled it out nail and tooth. One day earlier, Friday evening, it was down to a mere two hundredth of a second for the Belgian Porsche 911 GT3 RSR to have also grabbed a first World Championship pole position...

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On all fronts the second round of the WEC was a highly successful event. The starting grid of the this Belgian round of the World Championship brought together the world top of the Prototypes and GT cars, in front of a massive crowd. Motorsport is alive and well and this last World Championship race before the mythical 24 Hours of Le Mans is living proof of same. During the qualifying sessions the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR #75 was like a fish in water with a brilliant second place, whilst apart from a few minor race incidents in the race itself the car could well have finished in the top 5. The Belgian team now has some five weeks to prepare for the biggest race in the world, namely the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Rudi Penders (ProSpeed Competition Team Principal)

ProSpeed WEC Spa14 Porsche911GT3RSR75 4"Once again this race was proof of the high level this competition represents. In order to achieve a podium place literally nothing may go wrong, no I'll go even further, everything has to be 110% perfect. This was the case for us during the qualifying sessions, with a brilliant performance from Matthieu Vaxivière and Emmanuel Collard who stranded a mere 0,019 seconds from clinching pole position. Their lap times in the balance exercise, which the battle for pole position has now become, had an additional shine due to the conditions. A wet track surface at nightfall, were the parameters of the intense fight. It goes without saying that the entire team, with heart and soul, would gladly have seen the car finish one position higher. The race itself was not an easy one, however the first World Championship points are a fact. I believe I can also emphasize that our 19 year old Matthieu Vaxivière has loosened up perfectly."

Matthieu Vaxivière (Driver - Porsche 911 GT3 RSR #75 LM GTE AM)

ProSpeed WEC Spa14 MatthieuVaxiviere"The battle for pole was nail biting, and I had mixed feelings, because on the one hand these was the pride to perform, whilst on the other a driver can only be truly satisfied with a first place, this is in our nature."



François Perrodo (Driver - Porsche 911 GT3 RSR #75 LM GTE AM)

"ProSpeed WEC Spa14 FrancoisPerrodoI've made additional progress, but this is in fact an enormous high-ranking competition. The team of Rudi Penders and Luc Goris have offered up exceptional work and I'm fully convinced that we are going to make some further progress as the season continues."

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