Nelson Panciatici wins for Signatech Alpine-Nissan at the European Le Mans Series at Hungaroring
September 13 and 14 marked the dates for European Le Mans Series held at the Hungary F1 circuit (3 hours of Hungaroring). Following a summer break of close to 2 months, the Signatech-Alpine team was back on the race track at Hungaroring, Hungary and Nelson Panciatici in attendance to compete for round four of 2013 European Le Mans Series.
The circuit is difficult to overtake on and position at the start of the grid will be of prime importance but the team mates are confident of their cars and Michelin tyres to spur them on the road to victory. Nelson Panciatici and Pierre Ragues secured the season’s 1st win for Signatech Alpine-Nissan at the European Le Mans Series at Hungaroring.
EUROPEAN LE MANS SERIES 2013 – ROUND 3:
3 HOURS OFHUNGARORING (13&14September)
ALPINE ANDNELSON PANCIATICI ARE BACK TO WORK!
Following the two-month summer break, the European Le Mans Series championship picks up where it left off and heads to Hungary’s F1 circuit of Hungaroring. The entire Signatech-Alpine team and Nelson Panciatici feel ready for this return towork!
The Alpine A450 currently holds two consecutive podiums with a second place in Italy and Austria. These performances put them in second place in the provisional overall rankings of the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) championship. However, to stay in the race for the title, a victory on the Hungaroring circuit is practically mandatory. The Signatech-Alpine team, managed by Philippe Sinault, have looked at every small detail to leave nothing to chance.
Nelson Panciatici has also prepared himself with this in mind:
“I know the circuit well and I like it a lot. That hasn’t stopped me from working on the Ellip6 simulator to get back into the pace. We have to pull out all the stops to win, that’s the bottom lineto stay in the race. The whole Signatech-Alpine team is motivated to win this bet and they have worked hard to do so. We make a balanced team with my co-driver, Pierre Ragues, and we’re able to rival the best. We’re sure we can put on a good race. The Alpine A450 can aim for victory, we just need to find the right balance between ourMichelin tyres and our car quickly but I’m confident we can do that because it’s what the Signatech-Alpine team excel at. It’s a difficult circuit to overtake on and the position on the starting grid is important, especially for the first relay. It could make all the difference when the chequered flag goes down as we saw on the Red Bull Ring. Driving the Alpine motivates us like nothing else and that helps us towards our goals!”
For the Signatech-Alpine team, victory is the prime objective this weekend and Nelson Panciatici will want to be a part of it!