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10/04/2011 - Eric: “We were very quick”

2011 - Volvo S60 S1

Not the story we hoped for when we arrived in Zolder”, Eric van de Poele admitted at the end of a difficult weekend. “We are sent home without a single point.

Unfortunate, to say the least, especially since our Volvo S60 showed real potential during qualifying and the early laps of both races.

And that's an understatement, for the Volvo duo had conquered pole position and the second time during practice.

In the first race Eric was lying second when a wheel hub broke. In the second round Vincent was leading by some thirty seconds when the gearbox failed.

That's part of motor racing, Rader stated philosophically. “Anyone can have a mechanical failure. Those hubs proved flawless in the past, were even checked before the race and there was no problem then. The part that failed is now sent to the manufacturer for analysis. And in the second race it was the gearbox command that failed. I hope we have had our share of bad luckvfor the season. Last year, our car proved to be extremely reliable, a part from the first race.

Let's say we started 2011 in the same mode! We will have to chase points for the rest of the season now, but that makes the challenge even more interesting.

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