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Difficult race for Andrea Caldarelli at Paul Ricard

Difficult race for Andrea Caldarelli at Paul Ricard


Andrea Caldarelli faced to a difficult race in Le Castellet, third 2018 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup round. The Italian, Factory Driver for Lamborghini Squadra Corse in ORANGE1 Team GRT, despite a great potential, had to bring home just a 13th place under the finish line. Andrea drove in the last Qualifying sector, and set the fastest time of the car #63, taking the sixth place on the starting grid. In both his driving stint, on a 6 hours race, Andrea gained positions on track, but several safety car periods and a penalty arrived, for second year in a row, due a contact while Andrea’s teammate was running, affected the finale performance. So far, this is the first time in the year for Andrea, Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart to not scoring points.

Andrea Caldarelli
“Our experienced crew concentrated on banging in consistent lap times, taking advice from the pit wall and choosing the optimum time to make the driver switches. The #63 raced as hard as they could into the night and were ready to take advantage of any mistakes that the cars ahead could make. However, it looked like 13th was all that was on offer after 1,000km this evening”.

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