Colin takes the positives after race second place
In keeping with the team’s Belgian tradition, Midlothian based racing driver, Colin Noble, team mate, Tony Wells and Nielsen Racing took the runner-up position in the second round of the European Le Mans Series held at Spa-Francorchamps.
It was the first podium for the team in their new Duqueine D08 car in the 2020 championship.
Team mates in the number 10 car, Rob Hodes and Garett Grist, suffered damage from an early off and eventually retired after three and a half hours.
Noble said: “That was a really good race!
“Kind of unexpected in ELMS.
“The car was really good, especially in the hot conditions at the start it was very nice.
“Once it cooled off a bit it went away a bit, but we created a nice gap.
“Tony gave it his all, had a nice stint and handed it over.”
The weekend’s meeting consisted of two competitions. First the team took part in the Michelin Le Mans Cup which on the Saturday and the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) which took place a day later.
The team won a third place in the Le Mans Cup - a first podium with the new car in that competition – also their first podium this season in either competition.
They then won a second place in the ELMS yesterday, a first podium in that competition with the new car.
After the first day’s event, Noble said: “It was a fairly tough race, but we got the result. Tony had a good stint, closing down on the leading pack and I when I got in there was a little work to do.
“We got our heads down and took our chances when we got them.”