Jetalliance Racing clinch podium finish

Thursday, May 07, 2009

The dress rehearsal for Le Mans was a success! Jetalliance Racing got to the finish of the “1000 km of Spa”, part of the 2009 Le Mans Series, in spite of many problems – clinching a place on the podium: Team owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer, Alex Müller and Thomas Gruber took third place in GT1 with the Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9!

After a very gratifying qualifying – Alex Müller had put the Jetalliance Aston Martin DBR9 onto the GT1 pole yesterday – there were various troubles in today’s race: First the entire electronics had to be changed because of the engine misfiring – time lost in the pits: more than half an hour. Then Thomas Gruber ended up in the gravel trap after a spin, more time lost. But at the end of the day, after crossing the finish line and taking third place in the GT1 class, there was a sense of achievement after all!

Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer: “Virtually everything that could go wrong did go wrong this weekend. That’s why we’re even more pleased with this result.”
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