Pescarolo: Monza Win Not Enough

Henri Pescarolo has said that his team's victory at the 1000km of Monza didn't make up for the disappointment of failing to win last month' Le Mans 24 Hours

Pescarolo: Monza Win Not Enough

Jean-Christophe Boullion and Emmanuel Collard took a five-lap victory in the race, the second round of the Le Mans Endurance Series. It was the first win for the team since Nogaro's round of the FIA Sportscar championship in 2003.

The race had been tighter than the winning margin suggested, however.

The Pescarolo Sport suffered a gearbox selection problem, which resulted in Collard taking a trip across the gravel at the second Lesmo on his second stint. The gearbox problem continued to plague the team and the Creation of Nicolas Minassian pushed hard for the win.

However their challenge ended in the final hour when they had to pit from second with a water leak.

Pescarolo said: "This doesn't make up for the disappointment for Le Mans. We had a gearbox problem but it wasn't the same the problem as we had at Le Mans. It was getting worse and worse but I still think we were quick enough to stay infront of Nicholas."

Collard and Boullion's Pescarolo had dominated the build up to last month's Le Mans 24 Hours, but finished second to Champion Racing's Audi R8 after having to pit with gearbox problems twice during the race.

Monza results: Pos Drivers Make Class Laps 1. Collard/Boullion Pescarolo LM P1 173 2. Hignett/Stack/Kurosawa Zytek LM P1 168 3. Barbosa/Short/Ickx Dallara Judd LM P1 166 4. Gosselin/Ojeh/Vosse Courage LM P2 165 5. Berridge/Evans/Owen Lola-AER LM P2 164 6. Frei/Vann/Gounon Courage LM P1 161 7. Minassian/Campbell DBA 03S-Judd LM P1 160 8. Pescatori/Bartyan/Seiler Ferrari 550 LM GT1 158 9. Pergl/Enge/Janis Ferrari 550 LM GT1 158 10. Shimoda/Chilton Zytek LM P1 157 11. Newton/Erdos MG Lola EX 2 LM P2 157 12. Bouchut/Fomenko/Vasiliev Ferrari 550 LM GT1 156 13. Lammers/Ortiz/Gabbiani Dome-Judd LM P1 154 14. Gollin/Coimbra/Cressoni Ferrari 550 LM GT1 154 15. Pompidou/Lieb Porsche 996 LM GT2 151 16. Kirkaldy/Kinch Ferrari 360 LM GT2 149 17. Collin/Felbermayr/Felbermayr Porsche 996 LM GT2 147 18. Lambert/Lefort/Palltala Porsche 996 LM GT2 147 19. Petersen/Lueders/Mathai Porsche 996 LM GT2 144 20. Daniels/Stepec Porsche 996 LM GT2 141 21. Kutemann/Gosse/Hugenholtz Ferrari 575 LM GT1 138 22. Zardo/Prospero Lucchini LM P2 132 23. Nielsen/Thyrring/Ehret Porsche 996 LM GT2 131 24. Kaufmann/Tiemann Porsche 996 LM GT1 127 
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