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Jetalliance pleased with third

The Jetalliance Racing team was left delighted to split the two Corvette teams in the qualifying for the Le Mans 24 Hours.

In the debut for the GT1 outfit, in what is the swansong for the current regulations, Alex Muller posted the third quickest GT1 time during the first phase of qualifying.

That put the blue car behind the two factory Corvette C6.Rs but ahead of the privately entered Luc Alphand Aventure machines, with the focus now turning to the race.

“We probably learned the hardest way in yesterday's free practice session,” team boss Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer said. “First time in Le Mans – and immediate rain. But it has been good preparation. Our Aston Martin will get a new engine after night qualifying – then things can really get started, we're all very much looking forward to the race.

"We were able to test a few things in night qualifying and gained some important insight, especially concerning tactics. In any case we're very confident going into the race. We're the first Austrian team at Le Mans since 1972 and that also constitutes something of an obligation. That's why we're going to give our all to get to the finish."


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Le Mans at night
Le Mans at night

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