Eddie: Spa will be tough

2013-12-09 09:17:19.2

Eddie has said that IMSD will face a tough challenge at the Spa 10 Hour race, which is being held in the Ardennes this weekend.

The team, who head out to Belgium tomorrow, won their class last year with a dominant display. However, it is unlikely that they will be eligable to race in the Clubman class this year given their performance last year. Despite racing in the Clubman class in the Premier championship, they may find themselves in the same position as Tanked Up racing did last year at this same event.

"Obviously if we are not racing in the Clubman class a win is out of the question. Given our performance against the Prems last year I think we still have a reasonable chance of a solid top 10 finish. If we all drive as well as we did last year and we have reliability, a top 6 or 7 finish is the best we can hope for."

Eddie also thinks that the changed format of the event this year will make challenging the top 10 more difficult.

"When we had two solid 5 hour races, there was much more scope for recovery if something went wrong. Last year we lost 10 laps on the first day with a broken drive chain but managed to claw our way back up the order. We were also helped by rivals suffering problems on the second day. I think with the format of 4 sprints and two short enduro's on the first day will make it harder.

"Having said that, this format certainly worked well for us in the Lance Yeomans race last year, where we won our class and just narrowly missed out on an overall third place, so maybe we can get a good result."