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Tough start for Embassy.

Embassy Racing endured a trying start to life with its new LMP2 chassis after both of its cars were forced to retire from the opening round of the Le Mans Series in Spain.

The team went into the weekend eager to put in a solid show with its new WF01-Zytek with Warren Hughes qualifying in seventh place in class in the #45 car he shared with Mario Haberfeld and Jonny Kane posting the tenth fastest time in the sister car he was racing alongside former single-seater ace Joey Foster.

Unfortunately for the team, the race itself would end in disappointment when a failure with the steering system on his car forced Foster to pull off to the side of the circuit just 41 laps into the season opener.

With the team unsure of the reason for the failure, the sister car was retired on the spot with the Embassy squad electing to bring both cars back to the UK to allow the team to carry out a full report into the issue before the second round of the season at Monza.


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Haberfeld/Hughes - Embassy Racing WF01-Zytek [Pic credit: Embassy Racing]
Ben Barker (Team Bleekemolen) in Porsche Supercup action at the Spanish Grand Prix in Barcelona    [pic credit: Tom Baker/Torque]
45 TEAM WFR GBR D WF01 - Zytek Warren Hughes (GBR) Jody Firth (GBR) Darren Manning (GBR)
45 TEAM WFR GBR D WF01 - Zytek Warren Hughes (GBR) Jody Firth (GBR) Darren Manning (GBR)
45 TEAM WFR GBR D WF01 - Zytek Warren Hughes (GBR) Jody Firth (GBR) Darren Manning (GBR)
The Kolles Audis in Spain [Pic credit: DPPI/LMS]
The 007 Aston Martin en route to victory in Spain [Pic credit: DPPI/Le Mans Series]
The 007 Aston Martin en route to victory in Spain [Pic credit: DPPI/Le Mans Series]
Danny Watts takes pole for Strakka Racing at Catalunya [Pic credit: DPPI/Le Mans Series]
The Strakka Racing Ginetta Zytek at Catalunya [Pic credit: DPPI/Le Mans Series]
Hughes/Kane Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
Manning/Foster Embassy WF01 Zytek
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