High Class Racing #49 from Denmark is facing a tough battle for the European Le Mans Series race today at Spa Francorchamps.
The team consisting of Anders Fjordbach and Dennis Andersen haven’t had much luck so far this weekend.
The weekends started with some ok times in the first free practice, but as the track went faster and faster, they couldn’t keep up with the tempo, that the oppositions were able to do.
Dennis Andersen was additionally hit by a competitor in FP2, resulting in some frontal damage to the nose. The car ran a black front in the qualifying session, but since yesterday, the mechanics have applied the well known blue and white colours.
All the Dallara LMP2 cars had a hard time in yesterday’s qualifying, where they will line up as the 4 last cars on the LMP2 grid.
Anders Fjordbach explained this morning: “There is some aero unbalance in the car, so its buffering going down the straights. It was OK in the first free practice but slowly got worse and worse, and it was really bad in the qualifying. We hope that the car is back to normal now for the start of the race, otherwise we have to do something drastic with the set-up.”
“The chassis is exactly the same as we have run all year long, so that shouldn’t be the problem.”
The team started the season off with two 3rd place finishes at Silverstone and Monza, but has since then been far back in the field. Before today’s race they are sitting 6th in the Drivers Championship and 4th in the Teams Championship. If they want to be in the fight for Championship medals, they really need a good race result today, to keep those hopes alive.
The race will start at 12.00 CET and can be followed on live streaming at www.europeanlemansseries.com/en/live