The young of the Toril’s achieved another victory in France by winning his third consecutive race in the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
This weekend the fourth meeting of the Michelin Le Mans Cup was held at the circuit of Paul Ricard in the south of France. The team came as leader to the contest and left with the option of being only one step ahead to become champions.
The team DKR Engineering, along with Jean Glorieux and Alex Toril, returned to do a great job during a weekend which have dominated by the sun and high temperatures. On Friday the Free Practice Sessions took place and the Luxembourgish team focused on preparing the car with the optimum set-up for the Qualifying session and the race. The qualifying started on Saturday at 12pm. As usual in the Le Mans Cup, the Bronze driver is the one in charge of doing the qualifying session. Jean did a good job and achieved the fourth Pole position of the year by almost 1 second of advantage in front of the car in second position.
The race went green at 4pm and again Jean was in charge of doing the start. The Belgian driver did a good start, stayed in first position without issues and also fabulously managed a phase of "Safety Car" after the start. After an hour of race, the window was opened to realize the change of drivers with 28 laps and with only a 1 second advantage ahead of the second classified, Jean made the pit stop where the change of driver, tyres and refueling took place. Alex jumped into the car and pulled out a flawless stint where he kept the car in the lead and managed to increase his advantage from 1 to 10 seconds to the 2nd placed car. Finally after 54 laps and 2 hours of racing, the driver sponsored by Cruzber crossed the line under the checkered flag and achieved his third win at the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Alex Toril "I am very satisfied, I wanted to win again and increase our advantage, and we have achieved it. Our Norma M30 LMP3 car and my team has worked to perfection and my partner Jean has done a great job again. The positive side is that we have also increased our lead in the championship by 25 points. If everything works well in Spa, we have the possibility to leave as champions. We will continue to work hard and with the motivation to reach our goal. "
The next race is on 22 and 23 September at the Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps.