Reluctantly, Oliver was forced to pull over the 64 Corvette and retire from the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours. Accident damage following a heavy impact in the 17th hour had been repaired and Olly had rejoined the race but it was not to last.
Emmanuel Collard was tipped into a spin by a prototype car whilst leading the GT2 category and had managed to get back to the pits. The team only lost around 8 laps while repairs to the rear end were made. Olly rejoined the race and set some amazing lap times as he fought to regain some of the lost ground. However, the damage had taken it’s toll and he was ultimately forced to pull the car over.
We’ll post a full report later.