McLaren MP4-12C Finishes debut Endurance Race - 12.08.2011
The development programme for the new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 saw McLaren GT enter three cars into the Total 24 Hours of Spa over 30-31 July 2011.
Car 60, which ran in partnership with future McLaren customer team VonRyan Racing, impressed as it finished its endurance race debut at Spa-Francorchamps. A team of drivers assembled specifically for the race included Roger Wills, Phil Quaife, Adam Christodoulou and Glynn Geddie.
The twice round the clock endurance is regarded by many as event that is harder than Le Mans and neither the 58 or 59 cars took the chequered flag. Wills who has recent experience in both races commented:
“Obviously driving for McLaren is a real thrill and honour but as soon as we got down to business on track the focus was on getting the job done and aiming for a result. We had a few real challenges along the way but to get the car to the end was a very satisfying result.”
As the GT3 McLaren continues it’s development, Wills will switch back to GT2 and the Ferrari 430 which he has been driving in the ILMC. The next round at Silverstone in early September will be the 5th of 7 races.
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