Lebanese Alex Dermirdjian Clinches Third Spot in Belgium’s 24-hour race

After scoring a properly deserved victory at Monza again in April, Alex Dermirdjian achieved a significant milestone by clinching a 3rd place in one of many world’s hardest races, Belgium’s 24-hour race on the Spa-Francorchamps circuit.

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Spa is my all-time favourite monitor and is among the most difficult race tracks on the planet attributable to its quick, hilly and twisty nature, so you’ll be able to think about how robust and demanding it should be to race there for 24 hours and cross the Eau Rouge nook, one in every of F1’s most thrilling corners, over 500 occasions. Simply to offer you an thought on how superior this nook is, quoting the phrases of F1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, “Once you assault it flat out, once you resolve it, your insides drop. After which once you get to the highest they arrive again up and it looks like all the things will come out of your mouth – which is kind of thrilling if you find yourself going 200mph!”

Going again to the Blancpain GT collection, Alex took off together with his GT3 488 Ferrari from the seventh place below the slogan #DriveForLife and was carrying the Lebanese & Armenian flags, two nations pricey to his coronary heart. The race was a really robust one, and regardless of receiving three penalties, Demirdjian and his group mates: Finnish Tony Vilander, French-Armenian Nicolas Minassian and Italian Davide Rizz had been capable of scale back the hole, had been up into sixth spot within the early morning hours and rapidly into third spot at mid-day.

Surviving bodily and mentally a 24-hour race and bringing the automotive again to the pits in a single piece is already an unimaginable achievement, so you’ll be able to think about how ecstatic Alex and his teammates will need to have felt after ending in third sport!

Congrats to the entire group and to each Lebanon & Armenia!

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