Pit stop with Maco Racing Team
24 heures Moto, Le Mans 21 et 22 septembre 2013
The team were well prepared for the Le mans 24 hours and this was confirmed in qualifying, the team earned an excellent sixth place on the grid out of fifty five teams competing. Maco racing‘s qualifying position made them the top qualifying privateer team. The Yamaha was ridden by three riders, Gregory Junod, Gregg Black and Lucas de Carolis.
At the start of the race the bike failed to start but Greg Junod quickly recovered the lost time and places. The second rider in the team, Gregg Black also recovered positions and the team were riding in the top ten. Following a fall, the team dropped to 40th position. Before long Lucas de Carolis also fell as an opponent crashed in front of him and he could not avoid the fallen bike and rider. Despite a large amount of time spent in the pit box due to falls and mecanical problems, Maco Racing gradually moved up the order . At night, shortly before the middle of the race, Lucas de Carolis fell again. This was followed by another big drop due to time spent in the pit box for repairs. However the Slovakian team, even after three crashes and numerous problems, did not give up and eventually managed to finish the race in 23rd place. This left Maco Racing in 16th place in their category and an overall finishing position in the World Endurance World Championship of 15th