Duval Goes Endurance Racing Again
François Duval, Belgium’s WRC hotshot, who won the Australian Rally recently, seems to be converting to endurance racing. He ended up second in the GT3 class of the Spa 24 hours in a ProSpeed Porsche 996 GT3 Supercup last month – but has also tested an SRT Corvette C5-R.

Meanwhile, Accent Racing Team has announced today that Duval will also participate in the Zolder 24 hours, together with David Saelens, the former Panoz works driver and front-runner in the Michelin Porsche Supercup.

“I loved the experience at Spa in the Porsche and the opportunity given to me by SRT was amazing,” said Duval after he tested the C5-R last Thursday at Zolder (right). “The car has such torque and is very smooth to drive. I would like to race it one day.”

He set times between 1:31 and 1:32, only a few seconds off the best times set by the likes of Mike Hezemans, Jeroen Bleekemolen or David Hart.

The Accent Racing Team Porsche will be another challenge for the young WRC driver but he’s seems to like it: “Zolder is technically challenging and physically very hard. Together with David Saelens, I’m sure that we will finish high up the rankings, especially if it rains.”

Team owner Philip Cracco and the young, talented Frederik Jonckheere will be the other drivers in the #70 Porsche GT3 Supercup.
Joost Custers

 

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