After a very successful start of the European Le Mans Series, which saw Louis Delétraz and the ORLEN Team WRT reign in Spain to win the first round in Barcelona, the Swiss driver is already looking forward to another exciting racing weekend at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.
The ELMS is traveling east for the second round of the season and it’s the exhilarating Red Bull Ring, a racetrack which hosts the series. Round 2 will see a return to Austria for the first time since 2018.
A recap to the season opener, saw the Oreca 07-Gibson driven by Louis Delétraz, Robert Kubica and Yifei Ye among the front-runners from the curtain raiser in Barcelona and they performed a faultless race weekend to claim victory.
With the European Le Mans Series calendar giving Louis almost a four-week break from the race after Barcelona, the REMUS-supported driver is eager to return to competition and build on his recent success:
“I am really looking forward to go back to the Red Bull Ring for Round 2 of the ELMS. After winning in Barcelona the expectations are high. We are all very motivated, but the hard work starts now. We have already been working very hard but now we must improve every little detail we can, because everyone is expecting and waiting for us, so we have to keep the focus up. We will do our best to bring back another super result and I can’t wait to be there.”
The experienced 23-year-old knows the track very well, with him driving here more than once in his F2 career:
“It is a track I really enjoy driving at. It’s quite small and fast at the same time. It’s also a very technical track and the race should be very interesting too. It is key here not to make many mistakes, because there are a lot of gravel traps, which can be troublesome” Louis said.
A 90-minute Free Practice 1 session will kick Louis’ racing weekend off starting at 13.00 on Friday. Then Free Practice 2 will follow the next day at 10:00 with the Qualifying session to get underway at 15.30 that afternoon. The ‘4 hours of Red Bull Ring’ race will go green at 11.00 on Sunday (times are CET).