4 Hours of Red Bull Ring : a victory for Hugo de Sadeleer and his teammates
Hugo de Sadeleer and teammates Filipe Albuquerque and Will Owen swept their Ligier JS P217 home to overall victory in the 4 Hours of the Red Bull Ring.
Hugo de Sadeleer (#32) impressively forced his way in to second place on the opening lap. Hugo pitted for fuel at 41 minutes, having taken the outright lead moments earlier as the opening scheduled pit-stops began. The Swiss, in his first season of sports-prototype racing, resumed at the front of the field and resisted intense pressure from the highly experienced sportscar veteran Nicolas Lapierre throughout his stint.
Hugo de Sadeleer (CH): “I arrived here with previous experience of the track from Formula Renault since 2014. I started the race as normal. I managed the gap to Nicolas [Lapierre] and apart from the traffic, I felt comfortable but couldn’t relax at any point. The team did a fantastic job all weekend and I can’t wait for the second half of the season to begin at Paul Ricard.”
The fourth round of the series is at Paul Ricard (F) on 27 August.