ROUND 3 - BLANCPAIN ENDURANCE SERIES

Paul Ricard

28.06.16
14
Finished: 14
The Blancpain Endurance Cup headed to the South of France and Paul Ricard for Round 3. A busy grid with 57 cars once again provided an incredible spectacle that saw numerous incidents and several full course yellows. Struan and his #59 McLaren stayed out of trouble to finish P14 from a starting position of 28th at the beginning of the 1000km race.

Andrew Watson and Alex Fontana shared the first 4 hours, completing 1 hour intervals with the handicap of high temperatures causing a speed loss of 10kph on the straight that meant a move down the order to P30.

Struan took over at 22:00 in darkness and early on in his stint noticed the water pump that provides the driver with a much needed drink was out, not wanting to lose time, Struan stayed out and completed a 2 hour session with no fluids in 25 degree heat. Early in his second hour, the rear diffuser took on some damage and a hole opened up, leading to reduced downforce. Despite the challenges he fought back to 14th overall and 11th in class [PRO].

Moore commented: "It was an eventful race for many of the teams and we had our fair share of problems. With the water failure it was fair to say I was pretty dry when I came out the car and we had other issues affecting our top end speed and downforce. That's what endurance racing is all about and we managed to pull through and finish in a solid 14th place following a big effort from all the boys at the team".

The team now heads to Spa-Francorchamps for a mid-season test before the 24 hour race at the same venue from 28th - 31st July.