Le Mans support race win for Charles Rainford – Porsche Sprint Challenge!
We won at Le Mans!!! We came to Le Mans for the Porsche Sprint Challenge support race ahead of the 89th 24 hour. It was our first time here as a team and for Charles as a driver. Charles adapted to the circuit quickly and proved to be a natural on the 13km course topping the 991 Cup car class in all four sessions. In free practice 1, with a lap time of 4 minutes 10 seconds, Charles finished P2 overall! In free practice 2 he knocked 2 seconds off his best lap time and finished P5 overall. Porsche provided coaching with 2-time Le Mans winner and ex-Porsche driver Sacha Massen. Charles was able to spend some time with Sascha and compare data from his car. Sascha recognised Charles abilities and challenged him to put in a 4:06 lap time. In Fridays qualifying session Charles did just that. With a lap time of 4:06.8 he qualified 6th overall and took the 991 class pole position. The race was drama free, Charles maintained his position winning the 991 class and crossing the line 6th overall. We are so proud of Charles and the team. Thank you Porsche and thank you Le Mans for treating us so well.