Cetilar Villorba Corse is set to make the grid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Saturday afternoon after its car was heavily damaged in Qualifying 2 on Thursday evening.
Giorgio Sernagiotto crashed into the barrier at the first chicane in a heavy impact for the No. 47 Dallara P217 Gibson which prematurely ended the second of three qualifying sessions.
The Italian driver walked away from the crash, which saw the car go airborne, on his own feet and is set to make the start of the race alongside co-drivers Roberto Lacorte and Felipe Nasr.
The car qualified 12th overall with a time of 3:27.993 in the opening session which put it as the best-placed Dallara in the field.
The team is investigating the reason for the accident and is working to fully repair it ahead of Saturday morning’s warm up session at 9 a.m.
“We will never give up and we will work as never before to be at the start of the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans, that represents the most important event for Cetilar Villorba Corse,” commented Team Principal Raimondo Amadio.
“The whole team, luckily including Sernagiotto, is focusing on one direction: the start of the race!”