Jordan Love Powers Merc in France

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Posted on May 28, 2021 Tags:




Swiss gun Yannick Mettler (left) with teammate Jordan Love. Image courtesy SPS Automotive Performance

Challenge of Racing into Darkness


PERTH ACE JORDAN LOVE resumes his season in the tasty #40 Mercedes-AMG GT3 this weekend at the famed Circuit Paul Ricard in France for the second Endurance Cup event of 2021. The 1000km, 6-hour Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS starts early evening Saturday (French time) heading into darkness, with the chequered flag set to fall at midnight.  


This is the first night race for the 22-year-old Aussie champion, and only his second in GT3 competition, as he re-joins SPS Automotive Performance alongside his Swiss teammates Yannick Mettler and Miklas Born.


Jordan won the 2019 Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, despite breaking his hand in an earlier race incident. He overcame a 206-point deficit with six back-to-back wins to become the youngest driver in the championship’s history to win the coveted title.


The SPS trio arrived earlier this week at the picturesque 5.791km French circuit with its 15 corners, with a helpful insight into the track and its characteristics after it hosted the pre-season test session.

Yannick, Miklas and Jordan are ready to build on the last event in Monza which saw the mighty Merc slice through the field to finish 8th in the highly-competitive Silver class. 


“Monza was a great weekend, and it was great to be back in a car after such a long period without any racing.

“But there was a lot to learn with a new circuit, a new car, racing with a new team and then the added challenge of my first racing laps being in the wet.

“Saying that though, it was a very positive weekend with SPS Automotive Performance and Mercedes-AMG.” Jordan Love

 

 

Confident of Strong Result in France



“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the car and out on track again at Paul Ricard.

“The pre-season test session was really helpful and allowed me to gain some really important information during those days, so I’m feeling confident we can push for a strong result.

“Racing into darkness will be a new challenge this weekend, but I am really looking forward to it and seeing what we can achieve.” 

Jordan Love


Track action is underway today, Friday with Free Practice, followed by the first experience for Jordan Love of night running at Circuit Paul Ricard with Pre-qualifying.

Saturday morning sees him and his teammates back in the car for qualifying, ahead of the 6-hour event which goes green at 18.00 Central European Standard Time/00.00 Australian Western ST.


Paul Ricard 1,000km – Provisional Schedule

Friday, May 28th

15:00-16:30 CEST (21:00-22:30 AWST) : Free Practice  

20:40-22:10 CEST (02.40-04.10 AWST) : Pre-qualifying  

Saturday, May 29th

10:45-11:45 CEST (16:45-17:45 AWST) : Qualifying

18:00-00:00 CEST (00:00-06:00 AWST) : 1,000km race


Follow Jordan’s racing activities on his social media channels:

•             Facebook – /JordanLoveRacing

•             Instagram – @_jordanlove_


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