Davide Rigon and Miguel Molina’s sixth-place finish in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps fell far short of their goal, especially after their excellent performance in qualifying on Friday. It was a difficult race where the lack of grip and power determined the final result.
Davide Rigon: “The race was rather disappointing from the start. I had no grip, and maybe the tyre choice was wrong, although my teammates were in the same conditions. Overall, I’d say that we lacked downforce, as well as engine power. I was slow in the central sector even though we could keep up with the others in the wet. With the track dry the car seemed to work better, but we just didn’t have the speed of our rivals. I demanded everything from the car, the tyres and myself, but it wasn’t enough. Now we will have to work out what our car needs to try and win at Le Mans. I think we deserve it”.
Miguel Molina: “The race was also difficult mentally because the track conditions changed several times, and driving on wets in the dry wasn’t easy. I think the car didn’t perform well in the dry today and we couldn’t find the pace we had yesterday in qualifying. In my first stint, I drove the 488 GTE in the rain for the first time, and I can be satisfied with how it went. Now we have to reset and think about the most anticipated race of the year, Le Mans, hoping for a review of the BoP”.