Nissan-powered cars drove a strong 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans, taking the LMP2 class by storm.
G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR took a well earned podium position, beating home the fighting #42 Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan. The Greaves machine, piloted by Michael Krumm, Lucas Ordonez and Jann Mardenborough held third position for a good portion of the race, but lost out at the end of the race.
“In racing you need luck,” said Krumm. “The whole team and all three drivers worked hard and made no mistakes but this year’s race was unique. We lost a driver yesterday and the entire race has been chaotic; I have never seen so many safety cars in a race. The luck wasn’t there for us as we lost time during nearly all of the safety car periods and I think ultimately that was the difference between taking a podium place or fourth place.”
“To be honest I’m disappointed,” said Mardenborough, who was many people’s driver of the day, having started and finished the race and put in some extremely quick times during triple stints at night at his debut Le Mans. “I wanted that podium and we pushed so hard for it but it wasn’t to be. The last stint was tricky as I had to keep telling myself not to push on the wet tyres. I really enjoyed racing here though. When you are on this track, on your own, with new tyres and low-ish fuel, it’s incredible.”