24h Le Mans
16/06/2019 - 16:56

24 HOURS OF LE MANS – REACTIONS FROM THE 2019 LMGTE PRO CLASS WINNERS

James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Daniel Serra tell us about their race and their LMGTE Pro win in the AF Corse #51 Ferrari 488 GTE.
24 HOURS OF LE MANS – REACTIONS FROM THE 2019 LMGTE PRO CLASS WINNERS

James Calado

Firstly, congratulations to the #92 Porsche boys on winning the title which was a great achievement. Being part of Ferrari and to win, especially on the 70th anniversary [of the marque’s maiden Le Mans win] as the first one, is really something special. We’ve put a lot of work into this over the last six months. A lot of preparation went into this and it’s something we really wanted more than anything. It wasn’t an easy race at all, a lot of up and downs. There were a few issues. The sister car had an issue, so we had to deal with that and change a few things. It was tough and very demanding, but we did it.

I’m very happy for these guys. It was Daniel’s second win in three races. He’s a super teammate and they’re both very quick and we’ve got an amazing team around us.

Alessandro Pier Guidi

It was a very good race. It was tough. There’s a lot of manufacturers and everyone can win. You have to push from beginning to end. And then being in a red suit on the podium and hearing the Italian anthem is really something special. Looking down and seeing so many people is really something you cannot forget.

Daniel Serra

It’s unbelievable. I’m a lucky guy to be at the right place at the right time. It’s just my third time and I’ve won twice. It’s difficult to realise that. It’s very special to be in red, I have to say. It was an amazing race. I have to say they both drove fantastically well... I just drove! They did the job to be honest. It was awesome to watch two guys who wanted it so much. They were on a mission. It was really nice to watch and to help them.

PHOTO: LE MANS (SARTHE, FRANCE), CIRCUIT DES 24 HEURES, 24 HOURS OF LE MANS, 16 JUNE 2019. James Calado, Alessandro Pier Guidi and Daniel Serra at the post-24 Hours of Le Mans press conference.