After qualifying third in the LMP2 class for the 2018 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the #26 G-Drive Racin ORECA 07, driven by Andrea Pizzitola, Roman Rusinov and Jean-Eric Vergne has led the huge class field for much of the first eight hours of the French classic.
Despite a string start to the race, Rusinov is not looking at the podium just yet. Speaking in the pit-lane, Rusinov is focused on getting to the finish and seeing where the team are in the closing stages.
“There are still may hours to go,” said Rusinov. “It’s not a bad start so we will try to keep pushing in the same way and we will see what happens.”
“I would like to see the chequered flag,” continued Rusinov.
The pace of the #26 entry is testament to the work that has been put in by the team over the off-season.
“We have worked hard during the past winter and the job which we did during the winter, finally we can show it here. We are happy to see that and to lead the class but it is a hard race so let’s keep everything crossed so that we can see the chequered flag,” said Rusinov.
The chequered flag falls at 15:00 local time on Sunday June 16.