In WEC, contract fully fulfilled for Cool Racing making a perfect introduction. If the weekend had not necessarily started well with an accident the day before in ELMS and the forced abandonment of Alexandre Coigny, the pair Lapierre-Borga has bounced in the most beautiful ways at Silverstone by winning the first run of the 2019-2020 season! In LMP1 the Rebellion R13 # 3 finishes on the third step of the podium while her twin sister, the Rebellion R13 # 1 ranks fifth.
First race and first victory for Cool Racing in the World Endurance Championship. Part four on the grid, the ORECA 07 of the Swiss team closely followed the leaders to finally sneak and secure a place on the podium.
At the end of the third hour, Nicolas Lapierre managed, thanks to a neutralization under safety car, to take control of the race ahead of the ORECA 07 of Racing Team Nederland, author of the pole and leader until then. Finally, it was Nicolas Lapierre’s teammate, Antonin Borga, who crossed the finish line in front of Team Signatech Alpine Matmut’s Alpine A470, who overtook Team Racing’s ORECA 07 in the final lap. The top trio is followed by ORECA 07 # 37 of Jackie Chan DC Racing and # 38 of Jota Sport.
In LMP1, the weekend had started very well for Rebellion with the reference time signed by Norman Nato during the first free practice. During the race, the two Rebellion R13s managed to beat the obstacles and secure a place on the podium for # 3 Berthon – Duval – Derani. In the last laps, the second R13, the # 1 had to go through his box. As she finished the race at the foot of the podium, she dropped to fifth place in the category.
On October 6th, the competitors will meet in Fuji for the second meeting of the season.
“With the dual ELMS / WEC program and 20 ORECA LMP2 chassis on the track, Silverstone was a weekend full of challenges. The poles and victories are satisfactory. We are pleased to see IDEC Sport and Cool Racing sign their first success with the ORECA 07. It’s a great reward for the work that these two teams have been doing for several months now. Team Nederland also signed their first pole and Panis-Barthez Competition has a promising start. So there is a lot of positive to remember. We regret, however, the accidents that marked the ELMS race, as well as the retirements for United Autosports. This only reinforces our motivation for the next rounds at Spa and Fuji. ” Anthony Megevand, Customer Competition Manager