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4 Hours of Silverstone: Post-race reactions (LMP2 & LMGTE)

LM P2 - 23/08/2018 - Sophie LIGER

Miguel Molina – JMW Motorsport – n°66 Ferrari F488– LMGTE winner

“A lot of drama happened in the last hour of the race with the penalties, the traffic… But first of all I think my teammates did fantastic stints and I think we really moved forward since the last races and that’s really important. We are growing as a team that is really good with us, there a really good atmosphere and it’s really important to succeed. Concerning my last stint, I had this 10s penalty at the beginning, so my aim was first of all to catch and overtake Matt (Griffin), I knew he was 20s ahead. I could manage it; the car was great, and it was a good fight. After that I pushed my maximum as I did in Le Castellet. When you have confidence in the car, in the team and when you feel well, everything is easier. Today was an amazing race, I gave everything and I’m really happy.”

Pierre Ragues – Duqueine Engineering – Oreca 07 n°29 – 7e LMP2

 “I have to admit that this race has a bitter sweet taste. First of all, we showed that we were competitive but unfortunately without any results. We were sure to have the pace for a podium, even a win, but the incident in the first lap annihilated all our hopes. This is racing but losing time in the pits is really frustrating, especially when this is not your fault. The team did an amazing job and the car was perfect, which allowed us to be come back into the top 10 and close to the top 5. It was a complicated race but with a lot of positive points on our performance. So we want to come back stronger in Spa next month.”

Will Owen – United Autosports – Ligier JSP217 n°32 – 10e LMP2

“I would say that for me this weekend has been enjoyable. I’ve learnt a lot and have been involved in working on the car. On Friday I thought we were in good shape, the car was a little loose but great to drive. I’ve got lots of questions and no answers. I’ve never pushed so hard in my life, and I don’t understand where the difference is to the other cars. They were still driving round me, so I have work to do, I need to understand that. Everyone worked so hard, so I have to thank the United guys. It’s been fun, but frustrating.”

See you on the 22nd and 23rd of September in Spa-Francorchamps for the 5th round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series. 

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