Thor-Christian Ebbesvik and Dominik Kraihamer were on their way to victory in the Le Mans Series finale at Estoril. Then the car caught fire.
- This was a sad ending to a great race. We drove really well and deserved the victory, the 27 year old Norwegian says.
Ebbesvik and his team mate in Boutsen Energy Racing led the LMP2 class for five hours, and was also third in the total, when the car suddenly caught fire. The fire ruined the brakes, and Kraihamer drove off the track.
This was almost Ebbesviks international break through as a sportscar driver, but he has anyway showed some impressive speed this fall, and hope to secure a seat in the Le Mans Series for 2012.
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