On July 31st and August 1st, Yann Zimmer will compete in his first 24-hours race on the track known as the most beautiful in the world. The native of Yverdon-les-Bains will joins forces with Boutsen Ginion Racing,
“We got in touch with Boutsen Ginion Racing a few months ago thanks to the team's engineer, who I am close to and who lives a few hundred meters from my main sponsor this year, Huckert's Laboratory," reveals Yann. "They were looking for a Silver driver to complete their crew already composed of a Gold driver, Jens Klinsmann, and two Bronze drivers, Jens Liebhauser and Karim Ojjeh, because it’s in this kind of configuration that we can aim for a good result in the Pro-Am class of the Spa 24 Hours."
Yann was at work on Tuesday and Wednesday at Spa-Francorchamps to take part in the official tests and get to grips with the BMW M6 GT3. The car performed well, with the best time in the first session and the second-best time in the second session.
"I also drove GT3s 10 years ago, when the class was born, which was the equivalent of today's GT4. These cars are now as good as the old GT1s, and this BMW M6 has characteristics that are very well suited to a racetrack like Spa. If it is not the most suited to the tightest of corners, it is on the other hand very efficient in the fast curves... and in the rain, which is pretty frequent here!"
"After a first test in Paul Ricard a few months ago, the tests at Spa have allowed me to perfect my learning of the car, a magnificent "art car" with its livery in memory of Jean Graton. I had three idols when I was young: Ayrton Senna, Jo Siffert, and Michel Vaillant, so it is an honor for me to be part of that story. I think that with the emulation within our crew and the team, all the ingredients are gathered to aim for the podium in Pro-Am. That's the goal, because on a race like this, anything can happen", concludes Yann.
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