Fredrik Lestrup in double duty at Barcelona 24 hours


Fredrik Lestrup will join Besaplast Racing for his ninth 24-hour race and his third start in the Barcelona 24-hours this weekend. The race, currently running qualifying and night training during Friday evening, will start on Saturday at 12 am for a full run around the clock.

Fredrik Lestrup is present with Besaplast Racing team to defend their class victory in the A2 class from last year as well as improve on their impressive fifth overall position. Last year they were in contention for a very impressive third place in the final hours in the MINI against much more powerful machinery when they hit mechanical problem and had to pit, costing them enough time to fall to an nevertheless impressive fifth place overall.

But Fredrik also has a second duty on his hands in this year’s event as he has entered his own team, Fredrik Lestrup Racing, in the race running another MINI John Cooper Works S in the same class. Fredrik will not drive the car himself and has a team running the car for its four drivers but will keep a close eye on the fortunes of his own team as well as leading the Besaplast Racing Team entry.

“It’s great to be back at Barcelona again for my third 24-hour race here and my ninth 24-hour, all of the except one with Besaplast Racing,” Fredrik says. “We are of course going here with high hopes for Besaplast Racing given our success here last year. But this year is extra interesting for me as I will also have my own team entered in the race. As I will drive myself for Besaplast Racing I will not be able to look after my own team during the race obviously but there is a great team of people running it and helping our drivers have a great 24-hour experience. My own team and Besaplast Racing will share a pit box so I will be able to keep a close eye on their progress during the weekend though. It will for sure be a new and interesting experience to race in a race against my own team in the same class but I’m looking forward to it!”

Live-timing, live Twitter updates and results during the qualifying, night practice and race can be found at http://live.24hseries.com/ 


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