As the sun set on the 2011 Le Man Series season in Estoril at the weekend, Adam Christodoulou and CRS Racing finally scored a long-deserved result that had been evading them for so long.
Racing alongside regular teammates Klaas Hummel and Phil Quaife, the event was a series of thrilling battles on track. Luck appeared to have finally played a fair hand when the No. 82. Ferrari brought home an impressive second place in the GTE-Am class on Sunday, and their first podium finish of the year.
In qualifying, Quaife secured a third place grid position, but it would be Hummel who took the wheel for the first stint of the six hour marathon drive.
Quaife jumped in next, followed by Christodoulou, Quaife again and finally Christodoulou once more to take the chequered flag and finish in second place.
“That result has been a long time coming,” said Adam. “We should have got a podium at Ricard, then at Spa and then at Silverstone but everything that could happen did happen! Today we finally had a race that went to plan. It’s a great result for the team and the best way to finish off the season.”
“This is a fantastic way to end the Le Mans Series season,” said CRS Managing Director Mark Busfield. “We embarked on this series two years ago and it all came together today.”