- RACE REPORT

STRONG 4TH PLACE FOR TINCKNELL IN MEXICO ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

5 Sep 2017

 

Harry retains the lead of the FIA World Endurance Championship following 6 Hours of close racing at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

 

Harry Tincknell finished in 4th position at the 6 Hours of Mexico City for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing, gaining 12 points to stay at the top of the Driver’s World Championship.
 
Tincknell and team mate Andy Priaulx combined their qualifying efforts to take an excellent 3rd on the grid despite the low speed nature of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez not really playing to the Ford GT’s strengths. Harry maintained the position during the opening hour driving a very solid stint despite having to manage a braking issue with the car.
 
Priaulx took over at the 75 minute minute mark and continued the consistent run for the #67 car. Despite briefly slipping back to 6th place, a clash between the sister Ford and the #51 Ferrari moved the Guernseyman back up to 4thplace before he handed back over to Tincknell.
 
The forecast rain during the second half of the race never materialised as Harry completed his final stint trouble free despite narrowly avoiding a spinning Aston Martin at the final corner of his 125th lap. Priaulx took over for the final two hours and brought the car home to continue the strong season for the all British crew.

 

 

Harry Tincknell (GB):


“I’m really happy with 4th place today. Of course we want to win every race but we really took the maximum out of the car. We knew going into the weekend that Mexico would probably be our toughest track and I said that if we could come out of the weekend leading the championship that would be really positive. To to qualify as well as we did and finish 4th was honestly a fantastic result for us. The circuit is so tight in places and staying clear of incidents was absolutely essential. It’ been a great year for us so far and the 12 points we collected this weekend will be vital come the end of the year".

 

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