Mikaël Grenier and Emil Frey Racing ready for 2nd round of GT Open at Hockenheim
EMIL FREY RACING LOOKING TO BUILD ON THEIR COMPETITIVENESS FOLLOWING THEIR FIRST OUTING IN THE INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN TAKING BOTH RACE VICTORIES
Mikaël Grenier was at the wheel of the Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO two weeks ago at Hockenheim in preparation for this weekend’s event.
The test was hampered by rain so the team could not fully complete their test program. But as Lorenz Frey-Hilti, Team Principal Emil Frey Racing mentioned, they still were able to get some information to better the performance of their Lamborghinis: “We were unable to carry out our test program as planned due to the rain at Hockenheim. We were still given new knowledge about the Lamborghini and will transfer these into the coming race weekend to further work on our performance. We had a strong start to the season and that showed us that we are working into the right direction. We still have to stay focused at work in order to avoid any mistakes. I am optimistic about Hockenheim and think we can deliver another good result, but we must be better in qualifying.”
Jürg Flach, Technical Director Emil Frey Racing, highlights the work achieved by Mikaël and teammate Giacomo Altoé during the test. “It will be the very-first time for us to race at Hockenheim. Unfortunately, we could not use our tests last week as well as hoped as it more or less continuously rained during the two days. But we gained relevant data and learned the track, since both Mikaël and Giacomo had not been there before. If the race weekend takes place in sunny weather, we will have to work on a fitting Set-up in the training sessions on Friday.”
Mikaël Grenier had the chance to discover a new track and is looking at bettering the qualifying effort for the coming weekend: “I am very excited about Hockenheim. Last week, I drove the track for the first time during our tests. We have to continue to work on our performance to get quicker as we were not amongst the fastest cars in Paul Ricard. Our main focus will be on the qualifying runs since we have to improve there. We have to continue to work in the same professional way as we have done since the beginning of the year and always get the maximum out.”
Today, Friday, is a test day with qualifying for Race 1 Saturday morning followed by Race 1 (70 minutes) at 4:30pm local time. Then the second qualifying session takes place Sunday morning with the 60 minutes Race 2 set for a 2pm local time green flag.
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