Fabio Scherer and his team-mates Pietro Fittipaldi and David Heinemeier Hansson were not lucky at the fourth round of the ELMS in Barcelona this weekend. A water leak prevented a top result.

The speed was there. And everything was still possible until the first driver change. But even before Fabio Scherer could take over the cockpit of the LMP2 Oreca, the #43 had to make a longer pit stop due to a water leak.

“We were doing well,” said Scherer, who is supported by STOBAG and ATS Banding System. “Pietro started from eighth and handed over the car in fourth. David also did a good job. But then he had to pit because of a water leak. The engine overheated and we lost ten minutes.”

After that, of course, the race was over for Team Inter Europol Competition’s #43. Seven laps down, Scherer crossed the finish line in 16th place as the final driver and was correspondingly disappointed.

“That’s very annoying,” said the 23-year-old Scherer. “We would have had the pace to at least finish fourth. Maybe we could have even finished on the podium. I think we made a step forward. Now we have to keep working in a concentrated way. And if we have more luck at the next race, then it should be possible to achieve the podium we are aiming for.”

Until the next race in Spa-Francorchamps (B) on 25th September, Scherer has around three weeks to recharge his batteries. After that, it’s one after the other:

  • Petit Le Mans in the USA (1st October)
  • Swiss Kart Championship in Wohlen (8th October)
  • ELMS season finale in Portimão (16th October)


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