Last year the Inter Europol Competition #13 LMP3 of Smiechowski and Hippe was in third place near the end of the race at the Red Bull Ring. They finished fifth after taking a chance on forecasted rain, which did not come, during a yellow flag period. This year the forecast during the weekend is rain and apparently lots of it. The team hopes this time the rain will work in their favour.
The #14 LMP3 will be shared by three drivers. Regular drivers Paul Scheuschner and Luca Demarchi will be joined by Guglielmo Belotti (ITA). They are looking to better 12thplace, their best result so far.
Martin Hippe:“At Monza we were reminded again that a win is possible but very hard to reach. The ELMS is such a competitive championship. But we will give it a good push here at the Red Bull Ring. I love this track and look forward to my time in the car.”
Guglielmo Belotti:“It is my first experience in the LMP3 after having raced in the CN prototype and the LMP2. I am enjoying the car and hope the three of us will make a good team and will have a strong finish.”
Friday 20 July
13.00 – 14.30 Free practice 1
17.35 – 18.05 Bronze driver collective test
Saturday 21 July
09.15 – 10.45 Free practice 2
14.00 – 14.10 Qualifying LMP3
Sunday 22 July
12.00 – 16.00 Race