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NES Le Mans 24 Hours ends in disappointment

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OHIO, USA – This past weekend was the final round of the Neo Endurance Series season, which saw the series head to the Le Mans circuit in France. The race lasting 24 hours and would earn the teams double points. Qualifying was held a week before the race with Marius putting our Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 car on pole for the Grand Touring class.

Kevin started the race and lead most of the first stint but due to leading used up the most fuel with teams behind saving in the draft. So Kevin dropped to 3rd position, this would be where he would remain till the end of the 2nd stint where our competitors decided to do more stints on a set of tyres than we wanted to so 10 seconds was lost to leaders. Jordan was now in the car and drop two solid stints to keep us still in contention.

Marius got in the car shortly before the 4th hour hit with a 20 second gap to the leading cars, by the end of the stint he had made up 18 seconds. In his 2nd stint Marius was starting to struggle with the tyres after they was pushed so hard. Kevin got back into the car shortly before the 6 hour mark and was slowly gaining on the leaders but disaster struck and he made contact in the Porsche Curves with another Aston Martin. After 23 minutes in the pit garage for repairs the car was too slow to carry on and would earn us our first ever DNF in two seasons racing in the Neo Endurance Series.

This means we finished 4th in the final standings after starting the race sitting in 2nd.

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