Mikaël Grenier in action this weekend at Paul-Ricard
EMIL FREY RACING READY FOR THE FIRST ROUND OF THE INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
After a couple of weeks of waiting for this moment, Mikaël Grenier traveled to the team’s base in Switzerland in final preparations for their first event and shared videos on his social media with some simulator work and pit stops/driver changes practices on the agenda to be efficient during the 2 races scheduled this weekend.
On the team’s website, Mikaël gave us his thoughts on the first race: “I am looking forward to the first race at Paul Ricard. It is always difficult to know ahead of the first race where you are. We have to continue to improve, but during the winter tests we worked a lot and we will give our maximum to achieve the best possible result at Paul Ricard. Our goal is to win races.”
Mikaël’s teammate, Austrian Norbert Siedler, went event further in his comment about the chances of running at the front of the running order: “I think, we have a good chance to compete at the front at Paul Ricard. The track at Le Castellet suits our Lamborghini – so we should not have any excuses.”
Lorenz Frey-Hilti, Team Principal at Emil Frey, is confident the team will find the correct set-up for the Lamborghini to have a fighting chance: “The Lamborghini is a totally new race car for us. The time we had to prepare was very limited and we certainly have potential to optimize. The car reacts very sensitively when making adjustments and only small changes to the Set-up result in a big reaction in terms of the handling. Something that is very positive with the Lamborghini is that when the engineers work into one direction, quite often it goes the way you hope for. We certainly need more time to get the maximum out of the car on one fast lap. We have done both Quali-runs and simulations, but they have not been perfect. The Long-runs have been very good, and the most important thing is that the car is very reliable. We are well-prepared for Paul Ricard and excited for the start.”
Emil Frey Racing with Mikaël and co-driver Siedler will have two 55 minutes practice sessions on Thursday to get the feel for their Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO before the official race weekend starts on Friday.
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