Scott Andrews and Frenchman Eric Trouillet finished a respectable 4th position in last weekend's Michelin Le Mans Cup Finale at Portimao, Portugal.
Eric qualified the #39 Graff Racing LMP3 Ligier in 3rd position in the all-bronze rated drivers qualifying session, to which the team were pleased but not satisfied.
"we are just trying to find the setup window at the moment. It's difficult because we get 2 hours of practice and have to make sure we're both comfortable in the car - but if you don't roll out of the truck on the money it's tough to play catch up all weekend" Said Scott.
"Eric is one of the quickest Bronze drivers right now and I'm sure he's slightly disappointed he couldn't get the car on the front row and challenge for pole".
Unfortunately in the early laps of the 2 hour race while making a move for 4th position Eric had a spin, resulting the #39 car to be deep in the tail end of the LMP3 field around 15th position.
Eric put in a hard charge to bring the car back up to 6th position, handing over to Andrews just before the one hour mark.
Andrews spent most of the stint in 4th position, the gap to 3rd fluctuating with traffic. While Andrews got close many times he couldn't anything stick. "Unfortunately we didn't quite have a car to fight with this weekend. Graff did a fantastic job chasing the balance but we just missed the window. That's not saying anything bad about the team as they just won their second ELMS LMP2 race in a row, it's just one of those weekends for us" Andrews said after the race.
Andrews was given a black flag for track limits, serving his Drive Through Penalty with 4 minutes to go in the race, dropping the #39 car back to position 5.
Post race inspection saw the winning DKR car disqualified, elevating the Graff Racing entry back into position 4.