Spyker Squadron finish 9th at 1000KM race in Hungary

Spyker Squadron competed in the 1000km of Hungoraring, in Hungary, over the weekend. This was the fourth round of the Le Mans Series season.

The team had a good qualifying session and started from 11th on the grid and managed to climb a couple of places during the race to finish 9th in the GT2 field.

Both Tom and Peter drove a very consistent race but it soon became clear that the narrow and twisty Hungaroring track did not really suit the Spyker C8 Laviolette GT2R and it would almost be impossible to get a top result without other teams hitting trouble. Both Spyker Squadron drivers gave everything but none of the other teams got into serious trouble and after six hours Tom crossed the finish line ninth in class.

The team will now return to Zeewolde where they will prepare the number 85 car for the final round of the Le Mans Series season at Silverstone. The Autosport 1000 KM of Silverstone will be held on September 12th and unlike the last two races it will be a race on Sunday afternoon.

The full race report is available here.

Following are a couple of videos from the race. This is absolutely superb stuff.

Congratulations to Spyker Squadron on another solid effort and here’s to a grand finish to the series at Silverstone next month!

2010 Spyker Squadron Hungaroring LMS Race Day from Spyker Squadron on Vimeo.

And some in-car video. It’s great to get a guided lap around the circuit and what’s really fascinating is being able to see just how hard these drivers work where they’re inside the car.

2010 Spyker Squadron Hungaroring LMS Onboard from Spyker Squadron on Vimeo.

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