TFT RACING TEAM AND ITS NORMA WON A THIRD SUCCESS IN ENDURANCE PROTO (VdeV)Published on: 14 October 2016 Circuit
The TFT Racing team composed by Ander Vilarino, Alain Ferte and Philippe Illiano and their Norma M20 FC won a third success in Endurance Proto (VdeV) and strengthens their leadership in the Championship.
Victorious of first two meetings in Barcelona, then in Le Mans, the TFT racing team composed by Ander Vilarino, Alain Ferté and Philippe Illiano, with the Norma M20 FC n°2, then has continued to play placed when the victory refused to them. It was necessary to set things straight before the finale at Estoril, and it’s what they made in the Nièvre, they are winning their third success in 2016 while accentuating their lead in the standings.
Among the favorites, Norma n°40 Team Palmyr (Mondolot/Zollinger/Thuner) realized a very good start of the race and was engaged in the fight for the victory until the engine stop in the third hour.
DB autosport, met problems of alternator on her n°21 (Basra/Monclair/Bèche) who is finished in 5th place, while Norma n°8 TFT (Capillary/Lacoste/Taittinger), slowed down too by mechanics problems, ends in the 8th place behind the Norma n°31 of CD Sport (Cockerel/Kirchdoerffer/Faure).
The victorious trio of the “Prestige ranking” end on the third place of the general podium. This honor returns to the Norma n°6 TFT (Bazaud/Thirion/Caillon) which is ahead the Norma n°42 Palmyr (Kubryk/Wolff/Beck). Thanks to their perfect performance, they precede the fourth TFT proto, Norma n°5 (Morality/Rihon/Cimadomo), slowed at the end of the race to put fiew liters of fuel to join the arrival.
Photos : Bruno Vandevelde – Claude Foubert