24 Hours: the “red” weekend at Francorchamps
The ball is in centerfield…ready for the attack.
In the world of football what would be a player, whether an amateur or a star footballer, without his coach? This is the man who writes the score for every talented virtuoso. Just take Jose Mourinho as an example. He brought Chelsea to the world summit of football, before bringing the Champions League to Inter Milan.
The master piece in the puzzle, the trainer sets the pace, sharpens the style of the game and imposes his vision. Adored one day, he can just as easily fall into the shadows the next. But that is another story.
But let’s stay with the world of winners and a trainer who plays a game of attack, pulling out all the stops to put on a really great show! This is the style that has been chosen by the RACB. They have called upon a man with great experience – a man who has won a multitude of trophees. Jean François Chaumont has redynamised the 24 Hours with a pure lesson in tactics...
He has repositioned the team on the field. The GT1s (Lamborghini, Corvette, Ford, Aston Martin, Nissan and Maserati) have gone back to the locker room to change their kit. They are presenting a new race of one hour – concise, tough and exciting - which will take place on Saturday at 12.30. With two other races, for Lamborghini and F3, there will be plenty to keep the spectators in the grandstands entertained while they await the arrival of the stars on the racetrack at 4pm.
There have been changes on the racetrack too.
With around fifty cars, GT2, GT3, GT4 and GT Open, there are star players throughout the field. In attack, we would place our bets on the Ferrari 430 or Porsche 911 GT3-RSR to score the winning goal.
In midfield there will be plenty of talented technicians: Audi R8 LMS, Porsche 911 GT3-R, Aston Martin DBRS9, Lamborghni 560, Ford GT and BMW Alpina B6. Just behind we will see strong players such as the Nissan 3707, Ford Mustang, BMW M3 LM GTR, Mosler MT900, Porsche 997 Cup, Ferrari 430 GT3…
Everything is in place, the players are on the field and the coach is watching over carefully. The referee just needs to sound the whistle to start the match…