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Lucile in the top 10 in Barcelona

Tuesday, 3 October, 2017

After Magny-Cours, the Porsche Carrera Cup France's contenders - joined for the weekend by the drivers from the Benelux championship - headed to Spain, on circuit Catalunya de Barcelona. A circuit where Lucile, the only female driver, was already successful, as she won a Seat Eurocup race here in 2015.

During the first qualifying session, the Racing Technology's driver set the 11th best performance overall, which was also the 8th position concerning the french championship's competitor. That was also the best performance ever in Porsche Carrera Cup for Lucile. In Q2, the winner of the selection of the Comission FIA Women in Motorsport was 15th quickest overall, 9th in the french championship classification.

"I was quite happy with my qualifying. My lap times were quite good, and quite close to the leading group. The progresses we made together with team Racing Technology were quite promising."

In Race 1 presented on Saturday, Lucile did not start so well and lost one position, that she caught again few laps later. After a retirement from another driver, she moved up to 10th overall. That was her classification at the end of the race, as she also ranked 8th in french championship classification.

In Race 2, Lucile started from 14th position following Antoine Jung's DNS following his crash on Saturday. She lost some positions, but she quickly began a great catch-up in the field. As she moves beside another car to overtake, she is pushed in the gravel bend when a third driver hit the first car from behind. Lucile, who couldn't do anything, is forced to retire.

"The first round was quite good with this top 10 result, with good performances during the race. The begining of the second race was a bit complicated, but I get back in the pace then, and I could catch up. I couldn't do anything to avoid the accident between two other drivers. It's a shame to end up like this, some more points were possible, but we did a good job a made some good progresses this weekend, that's the positive side."