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Pierre Ehret race report

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Pierre Ehret race report
Oct 2, 2009, 4:42 PM

24h Le Mans: Pierre Ehret takes Rank 7 with Team Modena Racing Driving his fifth edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans on the 13th/14th of June, Pierre Ehret and the team Modena Racing took rank seven on their Ferrari F430 GTC. In the end Ehret saw ...

24h Le Mans: Pierre Ehret takes Rank 7 with Team Modena Racing

Driving his fifth edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans on the 13th/14th of June, Pierre Ehret and the team Modena Racing took rank seven on their Ferrari F430 GTC. In the end Ehret saw the chequered flag for the fifth time in row at a 24h Le Mans event.

"Finishing the 24h of Le Mans is always something very special. So we can be happy with our performance. Without some incidents a better result could have been possible. The team did a great job and worked hard for this success", stated Ehret on Sunday evening.

After his podium placements in the preceding years, Pierre Ehret was hoping for a good position in the 77th edition of the 24 hours of Le Mans, too. Together with the Brit Leo Mansell (son of the former F1 World Champion Nigel Mansell) and the Russian Roman Rusinov he started in the Ferrari of team Modena Racing with starting number 84 in GT2 category.

After the qualifying on the 13,629 kilometres long track, which consists of country roads as well as a typical racing track , the trio took place twelve in GT2 category. So one had all chances for the race. "It was important for us to find a setup which matches all of us. And this worked out", Ehret explained after the qualifying.

Ehret drove the start and was able to improve to the top ten positions in his stint. "The start was good and I was able to drive fast lap times", Ehret stated later.

After the first hours went off without a hitch, one had to check the car at the stroke of midnight after the Ferrari was hit by another car. Mansell was driving his stint but was innocently involved. A few hours later it was Rusinov, having an accident. This time recovery and repair took a bit longer, and did cost time.

In the following hours there were no more problems and after 24 hours and 314 laps one crossed the finish line with the Ferrari 430 GTC in the seventh position.

-credit: p ehret

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Roman Rusinov , Nigel Mansell , Pierre Ehret , Leo Mansell