Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Ferrari’s Rewarding Petit Le Mans Debut
After 10 hours and 375 hard fought laps of Georgia’s Road Atlanta Circuit, Pasin Lathouras was finally able to enjoy a very successful debut in Petit Le Mans, one of the world’s most famous sportscar endurance races, claiming an excellent sixth position after a race that had seen the young Thai driver and his team mates battling their way into contention at the front of the bumper pack. Petit Le Mans is a huge test of any driver at anytime, for Pasin it was also his first ever race in America, a somewhat unexpected late season drive that only came about a few weeks ago. Driving for Spirit of Race, he shared the #51 Ferrari 458 Italia entry with Italian Michele Rugolo and Irishman Matt Griffin.
When the lights went green late last Saturday morning Pasin also became the first Thai driver to ever take part in the iconic Petit Le Mans which runs for 10 hours or 1,000 miles (1,600 km) – whichever comes up first. Pasin came to Road Atlanta straight off the back of a late end of season programme in International GT Open that saw him bag a debut win at Spa-Francorchamps last month and a podium at Monza just the weekend before. And after another successful weekend’s racing his highly demanding end to the year continues to reap rewards.