Enzo Guibbert, the “Volant Euroformula” 2012, made fifth best time in the qualifying session for “Pro” drivers, and opened the way for a good performance in the second race. Unfortunately, a major rear shunt before even the first corner would result in a flat tyre and force him to retire. A good sixth place in Race 1 was reward enough for Enzo Guibbert and his co-driver Eric Dermont.

The “Volant Euroformula” was certainly hoping for a better result and his performances in the qualifiers, just two small tenths behind his talented and experienced co-driver Frank Pereira in the other Porsche 997 GT3-R managed by the Pro GT team, as well as his second best time in Race 1, give him reason to:

Enzo Guibbert says: “We worked well in free practice with Eric, my co-driver, and for the qualifiers the car was running well with good traction, which gave us a small advantage over our opponents. I was happy with my timed lap even if one can always do better. The main thing is that I’m constantly improving in the qualifiers. In race 1 Eric had some good relays and when he handed the car back to me I went hell-for-leather from first lap to last with a nice sixth place at the end. The disappointment of the weekend was when I retired before even the first corner of Race 2, I feel frustrated because we had the speed to be in front and race for a podium. I was still able to show the progress made since the start of the season, thanks notably to Philippe Alméras for his advice. It’s been a positive weekend and that feels good. I think I’ve reached a new level with regards to knowing the car and the tuning to adjust. Bring on the next race!”

Satisfaction is nevertheless felt at Euroformula where Laurent Fradon, the director, tells us why: “I knew Enzo was able to get back on course quickly and he did that, it’s important that he gets back into the top of the time sheets. I knew that it was just a bad patch as happens in sport, there will be others but what is now certain is that Enzo is a talented up-and-coming driver. We will follow his development with great interest.”

The next meeting for the French F.F.S.A. GT Championship is set for September 7 and 8 on the Magny-Cours circuit and Enzo Guibbert, the “Volant Euroformula” 2012 is already keen to get there!