“Overall it’s been another encouraging race for everyone associated with K-Pax Racing and Lamborghini,” Sandy, personally-backed by Huntly-based Black Bull Scotch Whisky, stated.
“Qualifying didn’t go our way, simply because there were so many cars on-track, but all three of us delivered exceptional stints throughout the race, showed strong pace and we were on-course for at least a top-six finish before the mechanical issue at the end.”
But Sandy, who posted a fastest lap time of 1min 54.934secs — set on lap 113 of the race’s 183 laps, a new distance record (1056.09km) for the race — focused on the bigger challenge ahead.
“This was only the second race with the team and the all-new Evo2 Huracan,” he continued, “and we’ve learned a huge amount again over the six hours. “One of the biggest targets for the team has always been the CrowdStrike 24 Hours of Spa, the blue riband event of the championship, and that’s our next race on July 1-2. We’ve banked a lot of knowledge from the six hours at Paul Ricard.”
“It’s always seen as the perfect race to build-up to the Spa 24-Hours, and I know the team has benefitted hugely from running the car in the cooler night-time temperatures here. “We’ve already completed the testing at Spa, so we know we will again have a super-quick car. Now we go away, regroup and return with our eyes targeted on the big prize at Spa.”