Successful completion of our first ever 24 hour endurance race. Enduring cold wet weather, 2 hour driving stents each X 4, fatigue, sleep deprivation, and moments of delirium throughout the race night. All worth it with these guys! @ericgavinroberts @chrisrollinsvideo Cheers guys! 🍻
24H d'Agadir : ✔
Ce fût une super expérience,et une première pour moi dans le monde de l'endurance ! Notre équipage constitué de Sofiane Salhi ,Nassim Rezgui ,Amine Laibi ,et moi même ;avons terminé en 8éme place dans la catégorie PRO ,et 11éme au général ... Face à des équipes très expérimentés ; nous avons commeme bataillé avec les meilleurs malgré le peu de roulage qu'on a eu a faire sur le circuit 😀🏁🇩🇿🇲🇦
24H of Agadir : ✔
It was an incredible experience and a new one for me in the world of endurance racing ! Our team composed of Sofiane Salhi , Nassim Rezgui ,Amine Laibi ,and myself ; have finished on P8 in 'PRO' and P11 in overall ... Faced with very experienced teams ;we did some great battles with the leaders despite the fact that we didn't even train ourselves on this track ! 😀🏁🇩🇿🇲🇦
The suffering was real. My knees were hurting already after 2 laps. Pushed it out 4 more laps and stopped at 6 laps once the fun was no longer there as I walked much of lap 6 but lucky enough to meet an awesome dude and we chatted the whole way until the finish of that lap. He made my “worst” lap not too bad after all. The community is awesome and much to praise about it. 24 hour events are long, they will certainly test all you have. I certainly did not train 1 bit for this and felt that my mental game was superior but I had to be smart of what I plan on doing this winter with tons of ski trips. Tossed the towel in at 10 hours. My knees are toast and I am most certainly sore. Time to rest before a busyyyyyyy winter! .
Leaving the paddock, ready to race. There's something special about photographing the paddock and garages in the early morning hours of a 24 hour event. Luckily, Daytona is lit up so well that you can actually grab decent shots in the middle of the night!
It’s race week! I am very happy to announce that I will be joining Team Black Falcon in the #3 Mercedes-AMG GT3 for the Hankook 24 Hours of Circuit of the Americas. I will join my friends Bret Curtis and Scott Heckert, alongside a new team mate in Yelmer Buurman. Practice will start on Thursday and I will have more information for you this week on how to watch!
NEO Endurance Series - Round 2
The next 6 hour race of the NEO Endurance Series is coming up.
On 18 November 2018, the three vehicle classes will meet for the 6h race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas.
One of the few racetracks where the direction of travel is counterclockwise. The first corner after the start / finish straight is a left-hander that runs uphill at the same time and offers little overview.
20 very different turns and a difference in height of up to 40 meters challenge drivers and vehicles lap by lap.
The race day starts at 1:00 pm our time (12:00 GMT) with the warm-up and from about 3:15 pm we start the qualifying session. The start of the race is scheduled for 4:00 pm and, as in the previous run of the NEO, the race will again be broadcasted and commented live on RacespotTV via Youtube livestream.
We will also provide our personal live timing on our website.
Until then, our drivers will continue to train to master this difficult track.
Keep your fingers crossed.
Race of Remembrance 2018 wasn’t the result we’d hoped for, we showed really strong pace in the Clio and were looking good 🚀
Sadly engine failure in the second hour of the race dashed our chances, and we DNF’d early 💀
But I came away smiling, because we made an amazing team. We laughed, worked (I did sweep some water out the garage, Helen has photos) & shared a few unforgettable days together, through insane storms and conditions that nearly felled a semi permanent marquee 🌬⛺️
Never before in my racing experience has the expression ‘it’s the taking part that counts’ been more apt. Thank you so much to everyone on Équipe Papa Nicole, you guys are the best! 😄💕🤜🏼🤛🏼