Le Mans-winner Michael Christensen has a wild plan.
Or rather, an ambitious goal.
The 28-year-old Porsche-driving will be the world champion in early, so he in the final on supersæsonen in Le Mans can concentrate on defending last year's impressive victory.
so far, follows Michael Christensen and his partner, Kevin Esters, France, the plan to the letter by running their Porsche 911 on pole position in the GTE Pro class for the evening and night-1000 miles race at Sebring, which can be followed on both Eurosport 1 and TV 2 sport.
It is an almost eight-hour long races, which start at. 21.00 Danish time.
Since today's race is atypical compared to the normal six-hour race, there are 'big' points up for grabs, and the Danish/French couple has a good chance to develop an already solid lead in the WORLD cup standings on 43 points.
Within a 24-hour race in Le Mans in mid-June is in the beginning of may, the six-hour race in Spa, and the goal for Michael Christensen in Porsche is to maintain the solid lead and to be ahead by more than the 38 points that a victory at Le Mans will bring.
- Therefore, we must use in the head in the next two years. We must not win at any price, but to defend our safe-keeping, so that we can be world champions in Spa, says Michael Christensen, as the same reason has been 'starved'.
In any case, Porsche has chosen to hide him away and not used the dane in the classic race as f. ex. The Daytona 24 hours and Bathurst 12 hours.
- I have not kept so long a winter break, since I was driving formula-race ten years ago, says Michael Christensen, who had not been rusty to be furtive and was the fastest man in the car in the special qualification, where the two drivers to set the time.
Michael Christensen will follow last year's Le Mans victory up with a WORLD cup title (Photo: Jan Sommer)
as Soon as everyone in the class was Jan Magnussens Spanish mate, Antonio Garcia in the Corvette, but the Danish veteran could not match makkerens lap, and the Corvette starts the evening and the night ran like 5's.
The former world champions Marco Sørensen, Nicki Thiim, Aston Martin could not find the speed and starts as a 10 and the last in the class.
In the small class of prototypes is there a comeback in the WORLD cup for the Danish gentleman, David Heinemeier Hansson, where he, along with the former Formula 1 driver, the briton Will Stevens, the former Caterham and Marussia, ran the second fastest time in the class.
It was the former Formula 1 world champion, Fernando Alonso, in his Toyota stole the picture with an impressive race record broke on the old track, which is brought on by an aerodrome from 2. in world war ii.
the WORLD cup-the race is the first act of two amazing days, where the WORLD cup over, replaced by the classic Sebring 12 hours, where Jan Magnussen, incidentally, is one of 11 drivers participating in both races.
Simultaneously writes the dane into the sebring's thick history book by setting the record with 21 starts in a row since their debut in 1999.
In advance is Denmark's biggest name to date, Tom Kristensen, has been know historically to be the most wins in the Sebring 12 hours with six wins. Le Mans-the king has got a turn named after him. Turn 3 is renamed to a Kristensen Corner.
Thus he is come in the company of one of the world's biggest names to date, the five-fold Formula 1 world champion Juan Manuel Fangio, Argentina, which has a harassment named after him.