Aston Martin Racing GTE driver Alex MacDowall has been preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which takes place this coming weekend.
Fresh from his recent preparations, the former touring car ace traveled to Le Mans earlier this week. The first time since MacDowall took part in the Official Le Mans Test two weeks ago, where he practiced laps on the circuit as well as pit stops and general acclimatisation.
MacDowall has certainly left no stone unturned as he prepares for the biggest race of his career to date. Building on his successful touring car preparation plan, he has increased his physical training to make sure his body is ready for the demands of the 24 hour endurance race as well as using sleep techniques to prepare his body for the intense periods of racing interspersed with short periods of sleep. As expected, Alex has also completed countless laps on the simulator at Silverstone-based iZone but he has also been drawing all the experience he can from Motorsport Mind Coach, Don MacPherson who has coached many successful Le Mans drivers.
The young Cumbrian has adapted well to endurance racing, illustrated by his consistently fast lap times. MacDowall set a strong qualifying time for the number 99 Vantage in his first outing in Silverstone and has been on or ahead of the pace of his teammates ever since.
The Aston Martin driver has been getting as much seat time as possible and competed in a recent guest drive in the Blancpain Endurance race at Silverstone for the Beechdean AMR team in a V12 Vantage GT3. Alex spent valuable time at the Silverstone event talking with fellow Aston Martin Racing driver Johnny Adam as well as Daniel Lloyd and Andrew Howard, eager to pick up any information or advice.
“Le Mans is on every drivers wish list and it is undoubtably the biggest race of my life,” said the GTE racer. “I’m usually very thorough in my preparations but Le Mans is a completely different story, I have gone the extra mile to make sure I’m as ready as I can be and feel better than ever.”