Russian Rusinov Sees Spa As Le Mans Dress Rehearsal

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Rusinov and the rest of the G-Drive Racing team were in a strong position at Silverstone until the rains came (Photo Credit: G-Drive Racing)

G-Drive Racing will be using the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps as a final dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The #25 G-Drive Racing by Delta-ADR entry took the win at the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, with only the rain catching out the #26 car, forcing pilot John Martin to spin out while leading the race.

“We are now fully focused on Spa,” explained driver of the #26 car, Roman Rusinov. “If we can get through the six hours with no technical problems or accidents we can be on the podium but our goal is always to win. Spa is a very important race to us as it is the last event before Le Mans. I love the circuit, as it’s fast and technical. It is a challenging track and the weather can often be very unpredictable, just as it can be at Le Mans, so it is great preparation for the 24 Hours.”

Rusinov will once again share the #26 machine with John Martin and Mike Conway, the trio gelling quickly to become a strong team.

“We have a very strong line-up,” continued Rusinov. “We fit perfectly together as a tight team and from that base we can push for the top results.”

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