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.
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.
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.