With three rounds complete, the 4 Hours of Silverstone marks the start of the second half of the 2018 European Le Mans Series with a huge 42 car grid to entertain the British fans on Saturday 18 August.
With its combination of high speed corners and long straights, making it the perfect track for endurance racing, Silverstone is a firm favourite circuits with the competitors, especially with the 22 drivers and 6 teams from the UK that will be taking part in Round 4 of the European Le Mans Series.
Jean-Eric Vergne – n°26 G-Drive Racing Oreca 07
“I love that track, I think we are going to be very quick there and I hope we won’t upset anybody too much if we keep on winning and honestly if we don’t make any mistakes I don’t see us not winning any other races.”
Norman Nato – n° 24 Racing Engineering Oreca 07
“It’s a really nice circuit, I’m really happy to go to Silverstone. It’s the first year for Racing Engineering in LMP2 so we don’t know what to expect to be honest. We will work as we already did to come back at the same level as the Red Bull Ring and then we will see where we are.”
Wayne Boyd – n°32 United Autosports Ligier JSP217
“It’s really nice to race at Silverstone because I have a lot of guests who come to this race, so it is always nice to have a lot of home support. I also have friends and family who come as it is very handy to get to. Silverstone is one of the best for me as a driver, especially through Maggotts and Becketts, these are some of the best corners in the world, especially in an LMP2 car.”
Robert Garofall – n° 15 RLR MSport Ligier JS P3
“Silverstone is going to be a great race I think. It’s a fast track that will suit us and our car. The laps are going to be longer so the LMP2 won’t rush us as much as in the Red Bull Ring. If we have some good weather it’s always a great race for the crowd and I can’t wait to get there in front of our home fans.”
Matteo Cairoli – n°88 Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR
“I’m going to do both ELMS and FIA WEC races. Silverstone is a really nice track that fits me pretty well. It’s a really technical and difficult lay out but we will get there as well I’m sure.”