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MUNDIAL - SPORT PROTOTIPOS - NIELSEN RACING EM MONZA

Quinta, 15 Outubro 2020 10:56 | Actualizado em Terça, 22 Junho 2021 13:39

Great speed and pace, but little reward at Monza

It was another double points finish for both blue and white Duqueine D08s in the 4 Hours of Monza, but Nielsen left Italy disappointed after not being able to challenge for the LMP3 podium in what was an eventful race. The #7 fought for podium positions for the first part of the race, but was knocked out of contention by the #55 Ferrari coming to a close and removing yet another rear legality panel, forcing Tony Wells into a lengthy pitstop for repairs, eventually putting Colin Noble two laps adrift from the leaders.
 
The sister #10 D08 had better fortunes, with Rob Hodes and Charles Crews climbing the ranks after Hodes was forced into the gravel to avoid a spinning rival during the first lap. The Americans were right in the battle for fourth for the best part of the race, but Garett Grist was involved in a spectacular incident with the Duqueine Team #30 backing up and sending him into a spin following the Inter Europol #34 losing its engine cover, and eventually had to settle for sixth with a damaged car.

4 Hours of Monza results

#10 Rob Hodes, Charles Crews & Garett Grist
Qualified - P6 1:43.941
Race - P6 P19 overall after 124 laps


#7 Tony Wells & Colin Noble
Qualified - P7 1:43.955
Race - P8 P25 overall after 123 laps

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Sven Thompson, Team Principal

“Ideally, we were fast enough to be at least fourth, seeing how the race panned out by the end. It's been a frustrating season for the #7 crew in terms of results in both ELMS and the Le Mans Cup due to external factors, especially after coming back from winning in Asia. Tony was hit at Paul Ricard and then the same happened here, the only "clean" race we had all season was at Spa and that was a podium, and we had a very competitive since the second round."
Charles Crews, #10 Duqueine D08

“The result wasn't what we wanted or what we were capable of, it was still a decent finish considering the year we had but it's disappointing how things played out. Garett's unfortunate accident with the P2 car set us back a couple of spots from where we could have been, but it was out of his control. Reasonably good execution from the team and we press forward to Portimão."

Nielsen Racing 2020 season lineup

European Le Mans Series
#7 - Tony Wells and Colin Noble
#10 - Rob Hodes, Garett Grist and Charles Crews

 
Le Mans Cup
#7 - Tony Wells and Colin Noble
#10 - Rob Hodes and Garett Grist
#20 - Alex Mortimer and Mark Crader

 
24 Hours of Le Mans
#24 - Tony Wells, Garett Grist and Alex Kapadia

Nielsen's 2020 racing calendar

   18/7

 Le Castellet Round

 R1

 LMC

   19/7

 4H Le Castellet

 R1

 ELMS

     8/8

 Spa Round

 R2

 LMC

     9/8

 4H Spa-Francorchamps

 R2

 ELMS

   29/8

 Le Castellet 120

 R3

 LMC

   29/8

 Le Castellet 240

 R3

 ELMS

   18/9

 Road to Le Mans

 R4

 LMC

   19/9

 88th 24 Heures Du Mans  

 10/10

 Monza Round

 R5

 LMC

 11/10

 4H Monza

 R4

 ELMS

   1/11

 Portimão Round

 R6

 LMC

   1/11

 4H Portimão

 R5

 ELMS

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