19|06|2016 - 24 HOURS OF LE MANS
A GREAT PERSONAL SHOWING BY ROBERTO AT LE MANS
Le Mans, 19th June 2016
Spaniard Roberto Merhi has finished on a high note at his first time at the 24 hours of Le Mans, passing all of his expectations. Merhi did well at day, at night, at dawn, in the wet and dry, in traffic and on a clean lap. He also scored the fastest lap of the race in his class, LMP2.
Yesterday, Saturday, Roberto took the start from fourth position in LMP2, twelfth overall, and on a wet track. He quickly put himself in the lead of LMP2 (seventh overall) and at the end of a four hour stint, the car was in first position of LMP2, almost a minute ahead of the second placed car after a drive that didn't go unnoticed to anybody in the paddock and which earned him a lot of praise.
On his second stint from midnight, he was again, for four hours, the fastest of his category on the track, showing a great capacity to adapt to night driving despite it being his first experience in such a situation. Sadly he wasn't able to fight for the top positions after two incidents when on his teammates stints.
This morning, from 9AM to 11AM, Merhi completed his debut at Le Mans setting the fastest lap of the race in the LMP2 category, with a lap that was even faster than the pole position set on Wednesday qualifying.