LMGTE Am Title Fight heats up
All the title fights are warming-up considerably this weekend and none more so than the LMGTE Am category which sees three crews from three different manufacturers with a realistic chance of glory.
Team Project 1, Spirit of Race and Aston Martin Racing have set-up a thrilling Porsche/Ferrari/Aston Martin battle for silverware.
Team Project 1’s trio of Egidio Perfetti, Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick Lindsey enjoy a 25-point lead with two races remaining in the 2018/19 FIA WEC Super Season.
With a maximum of 65-points still up for grabs over the Spa and Le Mans events it means there is all still to play for in this tremendously competitive category.
“Sebring was a real test for us and we came through it very well to take second place, especially after the fire incident in testing,” said Bergmesiter. “The team really got closer together after that experience and with the support of Porsche it was such a memorable week for us. I think it will make us even stronger as a team for sure.”
For the Spirit of Race team of Francesco Castellacci, Thomas Flohr and Giancarlo Fisichella, the chase is well and truly on as they get the Porsche in their sights once more.
Fisichella knows a thing about title fights in his glittering 25 year professional racing career.
“The gap is exactly a race win [25 points] but we have big points available for Le Mans so really it will all be about this,” said Fisichella.
“The season for us has been up and down and for sure Silverstone was difficult for us, but at Sebring we had a strong race and Thomas is getting quicker and more experienced by every lap.We will do everything we can and with some luck going our way we can do something special for the team and for Ferrari.”
Aston Martin Racing’s team of Paul Dalla Lana, Mathias Lauda and Pedro Lamy won at Spa exactly a year ago and will be keen to reprise that result as they attempt to overturn a 34 points deficit to the Team Project one leaders.
“We are the outsiders definitely,” said Dalla Lana. “But in endurance racing you never know which is why we are all attracted to it and love it so much. You can never say never and we will push to the last lap at Le Mans.”