The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Patron produced an impressive drive through the ‘Road to Le Mans’ field with his Motorsport 98 Ligier JS P3.
After a problem in qualifying Meyrick was only able to get one flying lap in which meant that car finished in P15.
The relatively minor issues in qualifying were eliminated ready for a Q15 start for the famous 13.6km Road To Le Mans track.
With an estimated 250,000 people trackside the previous Aston Martin LMP1 and fourth place 2010 Le Mans finsher Andy Meyrick made a great start moving up 4 places on the opening lap!
Andy reported on the radio that the car was performing perfectly, the Motorsport 98 team had clearly completed an outstanding job to repair the car within just two hours.
Meyrick set the teams fastest laps during his stint and pitted a storming P7 handing over to Eric De Doncker.
Eric didn’t hang around, he went straight out on track and made the pass for P6.
He was able to hold this position and a number of laps later took the chequered flag finishing a fantastic race for the team.
“I was really disappointed with qualifying however it was a fantastic recovery drive for the entire Motorsport 98 crew.
“I was really happy with the pace showed in the race and really proud of what the team achieved today.
“Eric performed fantastically to bring the car home in P6 and drove amazingly throughout all sessions.
“Unfortunately will will start Race 2 from the back of the grid however I’m really looking forward to the challenge of getting the car through the pack and seeing how far we go.”
Race 2 starts at 11:30am on Saturday 17th June. Tune into to TV feed on the Le Mans Cup website to watch Live.