The RGR Sport by Morand trio of team owner/driver Ricardo Gonzalez and drivers Bruno Senna and Felipe Albuquerque are looking forward to getting out on track for the season opening FIA World Endurance Championship event at Silverstone this weekend, in which the team will compete in the ultra-competitive and unpredictable LMP2 class.
For Gonzalez it is a special moment, as it is his first event as team owner and a driver, although he admits to not yet feeling the pressure the dual role could bring for the Mexican.
“This is my first race as a team owner and as a driver,” said Gonzalez. “I’m not feeling the pressure much right now because I have a great professional team of people behind me in this effort.
“At this moment I will only focus on driving and whatever I have to do as a driver. We will see how the weekend goes and how my two responsibilities play out, but I’m everything is going smoothly.”
Senna is ready for the opening round of the season, and is prepared to face any kind of weather that may come at Silverstone in April.
“I’ve been looking forward to this weekend because it is finally the first race weekend of the season,” said Senna. “I think everyone is just as excited as me because so much work has been done, and still so much work to do.
“Silverstone, being Silverstone, the weather is always a surprise. We will have to work with the weather, but I’m very confident we will do a good job this weekend.”
Albuquerque is making his debut with the team at Silverstone, and believes the team have all the ingredients to have a strong weekend and season.
“I’m really looking forward to the start of Silverstone and the World Endurance Championship since this is my first time competing in the full season,” said Albuquerque.
“The team is looking good with good team-mates and a good car, so we have all the ingredients to achieve success. Silverstone is such a nice track, but of course it will be tricky with the weather. This is just part of the game so I’m looking forward to it.”