This weekend the young of the Toril’s has added the finishing touch to a season full of success. A new pole and victory have served to laureate the champion of the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
The 2017 season has been dominated mainly by Alex, Jean Glorieux and his team DKR Engineering with 6 poles (7 possible) and 5 victories and a second place. After starting the program only with the idea of performing the first three races and with very little preparation, the team has done a wonderful job that has allowed them at the end of the year to rise with the title of drivers and teams in a championship as important as it’s the Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Finally, last Sunday night both drivers and Kendy Janclaes (Team Manager of DKR) collected their prizes in a fantastic evening organized by the "Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)" together with the winners in the European Le Mans Series. Jean Glorieux and Alex Toril climbed to the top of the podium in a theater in front of dozens of members of other teams, drivers, stewards, sponsors, etc.
At the moment Alex Toril does not have any more appointments on his calendar in this year 2017. Now it’s the time for him to enjoy a well deserved rest.
Alex Toril "I am very happy with this season, there have been as always many ups and downs but definitely good times have been predominant. In January I started winning my first 24H Dubai on board the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup and finishing up winning a championship is something very special. This is for me the reward of many years and months of hard work and finally everything sees the light in the form of victory. The collaboration in the development of a new car like the Mercedes AMG GT4 has also been a positive highlight in this season, especially because it’s a step closer in my dream of being a professional driver. It's hard to put into words what I feel right now, being 21 years old and having this record makes me feel very proud, but it also serves as a motivation to keep fighting and working for my goals and dreams. Although the season has officially finished, there are still months of hard work and preparation for 2018. Together with my management I am working on the next season, I already have some interesting offers although we will see what turns out at the end. Thanks the support of all my fans, friends, family, team and sponsors that have been by my side throughout this year 2017.