Garry Findlay’s bid for glory in the VdeV Series’ 12 Hours of Paul Ricard evaporated before he could even get into the car as Graff Racing’s unreliability bug bit hard in the south of France.
Looking to bounce back after a frustrating retirement in the previous round at Dijon-
A major set-
“The feeling in the car was the best it’s been all season” the 26-
Although confidence was high heading into the race, Graff’s optimism would not last long, with all three of its cars succumbing to mechanical problems early on. With Pasian having started the race, Findlay was a spectator when the #91 hit trouble, returning to the pits with an engine problem that, despite the team’s endeavours, refused to be resolved.
“Sergio’s lap times suddenly began tailing off, to the point where he was lapping some seven seconds slower than we had in qualifying” Findlay explained, “Although he pitted and refuelled as normal, it was clear that there was something wrong with the engine, which didn’t appear to be talking to the ECU, which resulted in damage to the spark plugs. All three Graff cars suffered similar problems early in the race, which is too much of a coincidence to pass off as bad luck.”
Despite his short afternoon, Findlay remains positive, with the next round taking place on Graff’s home circuit at Magny-
“My luck doesn’t seem to be changing, but I have faith that the team will sort this issue in time for the next race,” he noted, “Magny-
Round six of the 2015 VdeV Series takes place over six hours at Magny-
Garry’s 12 Hours over before it begins