DRAYSON RACING FLEX-FUEL TECHNOLOGY 8th AT SILVERSTONE
Drayson Racing entered today's 1000Km of Silverstone with the intention to prove Flex-Fuel technology's strength in head-to-head competition with other power sources. The No.11 Drayson Racing Lola Coupé with Judd Power is the only race car, competing internationally, capable of running on either second-generation, E85 bio-ethanol or E10. Drivers Paul Drayson and Jonny Cocker finished eighth in the LMP1 category of today's event, 11th overall, after battling for position at the front of the grid for much of the first two hours. The race, which reached its 1000Km distance before the six-hour time limit, was again proof that the United Kingdom-based programme and its Flex-Fuel technology is able to challenge the top sportscar teams in the world.
Today's Le Mans Series finale at the Silverstone Circuit also acted as the premiere round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. As the sole privateer entrant in the LMP1 class of the international, championship-within-a-championship, Drayson Racing finished fourth in P1 and fifth overall, racing against the teams of major manufacturers. The ILMC features today's 1000Km race, 2 October's ALMS 1000 Mile/10 Hour Petit Le Mans and the 7 November Asian Le Mans Series' event at Zhuhai Circuit in China. The ILMC provides an ideal, global stage for Drayson Racing to promote Flex-Fuels and other environmentally responsible platforms to advance sustainable motoring.
The Dale White-managed organisation now continues its world tour of events on three continents: North America, Europe and Asia. The move back to the United States for the ALMS' Petit Le Mans finale at Road Atlanta, takes the closed-cockpit entry back to cellulosic E85. The Judd V10 will then be fuelled by E10, as it was here today, for the ILCM finale in China. No other operation - privateer or factory "works" team - has attempted the 12-race schedule which Drayson Racing has undertaken in 2010. Before the season's end, Drayson Racing will have competed in the United States, France, Canada, the United Kingdom and China.