• 15 Abril 2018

    AVF secures 11th place in Paul Ricard ELMS debut

    AVF completed its first endurance experience at Le Castellet last weekend. In the opening round of the 2018 European Le Mans Series season, the team led by Adrian Valles recorded the first official appearance in a sportscar race, and in a long-distance event (in this case 4 hours). The team’s drivers, Konstantin Tereschenko and Henrique Chaves, showed quick adaptation skills in approaching their Dallara P217 and the many challenges that a race with multiple drivers brings. Both coming from single-seaters, the drivers had to share the same cockpit after being teammates only once before in the World Series event held last year in Bahrain. With the particularly variable weather conditions that hit the French weekend, with rainfalls, wind and clouds making things often unpredictable, the Spanish team qualified in row six and crossed the finish line in P11, on the verge of the top-10, securing their first half point of the year.

    Adrian Valles
    "The Le Castellet weekend marked an important step in the history of our team. After deciding to start the brand-new Endurance adventure we had many questions through our minds, but once on-track they were answered positively. Our drivers did a great job in terms of chemistry which is key in a championship where you have a shared car between two or more drivers. We as a team also had to deal with a different type of pit-stops compared to the one we were used to, with technical and strategy aspects spanning over 4 hours. I'm happy with how we worked, and we have huge room for improvement.”