Andy Meyrick helped the Kolles Audi team to its best result in the Le Mans Series to date after the #14 Audi R10 TDi finished sixth in the second round of the season at Spa.
Meyrick went into the race with only a single lap of dry running at the challenging circuit in the Ardennes following rain on Friday, with the cancellation of the Sunday morning warm-up due to fog limiting the Briton's time on track ahead of the race.
Narain Kathikeyan qualified the diesel-powered R10, but it was Meyrick who took the start from ninth on the grid, producing an impressive run through the opening laps to climb to fourth place before an early Safety Car period.
When racing resumed, Meyrick found himself embroiled in a frantic battle for position and flat-spotted a tyre, which led to the team changing its strategy and bringing him in for an early pit-stop.
Dropping to 14th as a result, Meyrick battled his way through to seventh place before handing the car over to Charles Zwolsman in seventh, and former Formula One racer Karthikeyan made up one futher place to bring the car home in sixth place.
“I was really pleased with our progress this weekend,” Meyrick said. “We closed up the gap to the leaders and we worked together better as a team. Making my first LMS start at such a big event was quite intimidating at first, but I really enjoyed the challenge and was very pleased with my pace.
“We are making good progress as a team and I believe with the progress that we have made we will be strong contenders at the next LMS race.”