Lessennes praises team for keeping him on track in WTCR

2018-04-20T11:01:37+02:00April 13th, 2018|WTCR Afriquia Race of Morocco 2018|

Benjamin Lessennes praised his Boutsen Ginion Racing Team for ensuring he could start the final race of the weekend in Marrakech.

The teenager’s Honda Civic Type R TCR was damaged in a Race 2 clash with John Filippi prompting plenty of hard work from his mechanics during the 15-minute OSCARO Repair Time.

“The team did a fantastic job to get me back out for Race Three, even if I did have to start from the pitlane,” said the WTCR’s youngest driver. “The race was tough because my steering was out by about 60 degrees. I’ve learned a lot and next time in Hungary – at a more traditional circuit – I’m sure we can move up the grid.”

While Lessennes couldn’t reward his mechanics with a points finish, team-mate Tom Coronel made it into the top 10 in Race 2 as the WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO got underway in Morocco.

“Tom’s top-10 finish in Race 2 was strong and if this was a track where overtaking was easier, he could have been even higher,” said Team Manager Olivia Boutsen. “We are also very pleased with the speed Benjamin has shown and the team did a fantastic job to fix his car for Race 3.”