DEMANDING WEEK FOR TF SPORT’S ELMS CONTENDERS IN SPA

PUBLISHED 13/10/2021
TAGS ELMS, LMP2, ASTON MARTIN GTE, John Hartshorne, Ollie Hancock, Ross Gunn, Salih Yoluc, Charlie Eastwood, Harry Tincknell, Racing Team Turkey

After briefly leading the 4 Hours of Spa, and some great battles with the Iron Lynx Ferrari’s, #95 had to settle for 8th place at the flag. Yet again, improvements were shown from Bronze driver John, which the team will take into the season finale at Portimão.

 

Unfortunate contact at turn one on the opening lap, and then electrical issues led to Racing Team Turkey’s first DNF. Heartbreakingly, this put #34 out of championship contention. The team will reset and give it all they’ve got at the last round in Portugal, next month.

 

The finale of the 2021 European Le Mans Series takes place at Portimão, Portugal, on October 23/24.

 

Tom Ferrier, Team Owner - “Yet again, John showed promising improvements and he achieved everything we set out for him this week. Disappointing for the LMP2 side of the garage to record a DNF, but we learn from it and we move forward to the next round."

 

Charlie Eastwood, #34 Gold Driver - “Tricky weekend for us on the whole. Very frustrating with the DNF in the race. The runs we did in FP2 on high fuel were very strong on pace compared to the rest of the field, so I do believe we could have achieved a good result in the race. We now just need to look forward to Portimão, iron out some minor issues and aim to end the season on a high.”

 

Ross Gunn, #95 Gold Driver - “We learnt a lot this weekend and made a step forward from the previous round. John’s improvements, from the wet test on Wednesday to his last stint in the race, were positive. We also made a step forward with the car from qualifying to today and constantly learning about the Goodyear tyre puts the team in a good position looking ahead to next season. It’s not our best on track result, but the overall performance was very positive.”