Datum: 20.03.2011 · ALMS
Sebring-Preview – keeping a cool head..
Next Weekend german sportscarpilot Pierre Ehret will start his official season at the 59.th 12h of Sebring. The 53year old Bavarian resident embarks abord of his Ferrari F430 GTC on a full season of the Intercontinental Le man Cup. The car will be maintained by the british CRS-Team. In Sebring I´ll meet my teammates for 2011 for the first time. Shaun Lynn (GB) and Roger Willis (NZL) have roots in historic racing and are pure privateers like me. I think we are the purest privateer-squad in the GTE-Am-class this year. Although being no Sebring-Rookie, Pierre has modest expectations for saturdays race. This year it is a really huge gird with nearly 60 cars in 6 classes. This means its all about surviving the incredible traffic we expect during all the 12 hours of close racing and to gain our first points for the GTE-Am-Championship. We have no profidrivers on board like other teams. So our hopes for a podium are small. Nevertheless I will enjoy the race. It will be a big show and the weather-forecast is fine. We did also invest in a new cooling-system for our helmets to help our condition and the concentration in the traffic during our long stints. That will be beneficial when cruising between the faster prototypes and the slower GTC-cars. I hope this invest,ent will pay off also during the other ILMC-races during the season.