Andy Priaulx is making his FIA World Endurance Championship debut with the new Ford team this weekend. However very wet conditions have not played into the British driver’s hands. Priaulx told WEC-Magazin after free practice three today (Saturday 16th April) that it was “difficult to read anything”.
It is very much a case of entering into the unknown for Andy Priaulx and the Ford team this weekend. Heading into what is expected to be a dry race tomorrow, Priaulx said, “We haven’t even turned any dry laps properly around here yet”. The Guernseyman adding, it’s “very difficult” out on track.
However, Priaulx is confident in the team and is sure they will still have a good race this weekend. Priaulx said, “We’re in a good strong position in terms of how we are as a team.” He added, “The personnel we have are hugely experienced… Ford are really motivated and really want to do well.” Priaulx explained that knowing the team is reliable takes the weight off of him as a driver. “For us [drivers] its just about optimising our job.”
It is not all bad news for Priaulx, some running on a drying track yesterday has helped the team to understand their new race car. He explained, “Yesterday I had a good run in the wet/drying conditions.” he went on to say, “I think we have learned a little bit about the car and a little bit about the tyre and I think we’re in a good strong position.”
Interview – James Clarke (WEC-Magazin)
Image – Walter Schruff (WEC-Magazin)