The second race of the 2022 European Le Mans Series in Imola did not go as Fabio Scherer would have liked. Nevertheless, he draws a positive conclusion.

LMP2 driver Fabio Scherer did not have luck on his side at the second race of the European Le Mans Series season in Imola (I). Already in qualifying, Scherer and his two teammates Pietro Fittipaldi and David Heinemeier Hansson from the Inter Europol Competition team had struggled with 12th place on the grid. And in the four-hour race, the team was unable to use any of the total of six full-course yellow phases to its advantage.

“It’s annoying,” says Scherer. “There was a full-course yellow phase every time as soon as we pitted. That cost us a lot of time. The race luck was really not on our side.”

As far as race pace was concerned, Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System, was very satisfied.

“It really wasn’t down to that. Our car was good. The speed was there. And my two teammates did a great job as well. I think that with a bit more luck we could have finished fourth or fifth. Of course, ninth place is disappointing. But we mustn’t hang our heads now.”

Especially because the season’s highlight is already less than a month away (11/12th June): the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I think we have learned a lot again,” says Scherer. “And this knowledge is certainly very valuable with regard to Le Mans. The focus is now fully on the most important race of the year. And I am confident that we will do well there. At some point, the pendulum has to swing to our side.”


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