PROsport Racing take class win in drama filled 24H Series visit to Paul Ricard

Sunday, April 25, 2021

If Team Brit had to endure a little bit of drama in order to secure their podium finish at Silverstone yesterday, the #401 PROsport Racing Aston Martin Racing V8 Vantage GT4 had to endure significantly more along their route to another podium finish at the latest round of the 24H Series.

Moved to the Paul Ricard in the south of France as another COVID-19 related precaution, the #410 car would feature a slightly new line up behind the wheel as team ‘resident Pro’ Nico Verdonck would share the car with two of his Gentleman driver clients in Rodrique Gillion and newcomer Kurt Hensen who we believe was racing for the first time?

Issues for the German based team started before Qualifying as collision damage from an as yet unidentified GT3 left the team rebuilding their race car, missing Qualifying in the process so they would have to start Saturday’s race from the pit lane.

Then during the race, and as their immediate GT4 class rivals (ST Racing) also suffered engine related issues, the #401 suffered from turbo charger related issues themselves that, although fixable one the engine had cooled enough, would lose them significant track time.

Eventually able to return to the circuit before the end of the 12 hours, the #401 claimed their first class win of the season that leaves them in P2 after three rounds. Next stop Hockenheim towards the end of May.

Photo credits – PROsport / 24H Series
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