McLaren back in endurance race

McLaren MP4-12C GT3Absent endurance races since his victory at Le Mans in 1995, McLaren will sign his return this weekend at the 24 Hours of Spa with three MP4-12C GT3.

We had not seen in the endurance race McLaren since 1995. That year, the McLaren F1 had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, before disappearing from the “circuit”. Sixteen years later, the builder back in force by participating this weekend at the 24 Hours of Spa with three McLaren MP4-12C GT3. The three crews will be trained in Belgium of competitive drivers, including Andrew Kiraldy (team boss CRS Racing Team) and Chris Goodwin (test driver for McLaren Automotive).
McLaren MP4-12C GT3The objectives will therefore be high, particularly in the first race contested in early July in British GT championship went very well with a pole position and a fourth place finish. “I am very pleased with the performance of the MP4-12C during the GT3 first race, ” said Chris Goodwin. “The car was reliable, fast and easy to fly. We will use feedback from pilot to continue the development of the car to get it ready for customers next year. “

McLaren also relies on its participation in several endurance races like the 24 Hours of Spa to prepare the MP4-12C GT3 to a more massive next year. And twenty cars will be delivered to private teams to race in GT3 class in 2012.McLaren MP4-12C GT3

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