Formex Ambassador Alex Toril has achieved his first title in the LMP3 class by winning the 4th round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup together with his teammate Jean Glorieux and DKR Engineering.
This weekend has taken place the second to last round of the Michelin Le Mans Cup at the mythic racetrack of Spa-Francorchamps. A flawless weekend and an amazing performance of all the team leaded to win Saturday’s race and allowed Alex, Jean and the whole team to win the 2017 Michelin Le Mans Cup.
Qualifying session took place on Saturday morning, where Jean once again secured the pole position for the 5th time this year with an incredible performance. Later in the afternoon the 2 hour race started; Jean Glorieux did a great start and flawless first stint leaving the car to Alex with a 10sec gap to the car in second position. Alex took over after 1h of racing, the young Spanish driver kept the car in the lead and crossed the chequered with more than 1 minute gap to the second contender, securing as well the fastest lap of the race.
This win allowed the team to win the Team and drivers tittle at the Michelin Le Mans Cup with one round in advance before the end of the championship at Portimao.
Alex Toril: “It’s incredible, I have no words to describe this. We started the year in the last minute, only planning to do three races and now we are champions! I’m really happy for the team, everyone started as a Rookie, Jean and me, we never drove an LMP car before and the team never run such a car. We were also the only team with the new Norma LMP3 M-30, but it turn out to be the perfect car, so big thanks to Norbert Santos and the boys of Norma for giving us the best machine to make this achievement. This title is a team effort and can’t be more thankful to all the DKR Engineering crew who did an amazing job all over the year, leaded by Kendy Laclaes. For me is a big step in my career, especially this is a great happy end for an special year for me. Started winning Dubai 24H at the begining of the season, then later winning Road to Le Mans & LMP3 record lap at Le Mans, and now finally winning this title means a lot for me. Being 21 years old and already having so many good achievements in my career makes me extremely satisfied and I’m looking forward for the future!
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