17
April
2017
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11:10
Europe/Amsterdam

Easter Hallyday for Pirelli in race two at Nogaro

The Pirelli activation area at Nogaro

The second race of the 50th Nogaro Easter Cup, which took place today in France, was won by the pairing of David Hallyday and Morgan Moullin-Traffort, driving a Porsche Cayman GT4 MR. Moullin-Traffort, an experienced racer who began his karting career alongside Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, started the race from fourth on the grid today before handing over to fellow Frenchman David Hallyday. Conditions were dry and warm throughout the opening round of the GT4 European Series, watched by an estimated 40,000 spectators. The Pirelli Junior Cup, given to the best-performing driver under 28 years of age, was awarded to Porsche Cayman driver Eric Tremoulet, who also finished second overall. He wins a trophy and a free set of P Zero tyres for the next race. Matteo Braga (Pirelli circuit activity manager): “Even though we had hotter and more challenging conditions today compared to yesterday, once more the Pirelli P Zero DH tyres proved their versatility in helping to deliver an exciting race and strong performance across a range of different vehicle architectures, with both professional and amateur drivers. The winning car maximised its possibilities in a tough fight, through the correct strategy and some great driving. The DH tyres allowed all the different manufacturers to enjoy a fair battle, as a key element in a show that was really appreciated by a huge number of fans.” Eric Tremoulet (Pirelli Junior Cup winner, car 64, Vic Team Porsche Cayman GT4 MR): “We had a really good start: we were 12th on the grid and then by the first corner we were seventh or eighth I think. There was very good grip from the tyres at the beginning of the race and then more degradation as the stint went on, which is all part of the learning process. I’ve been recovering from injury so the car and the tyres were completely new to me, but straight away we felt confident and I’d like to thank Pirelli for this very useful prize.”
Pirelli Junior Cup winner Tremoulet Porsche of Moullin-Traffort and Hallyday won
Fact of the day: David Hallyday is the son of Johnny Hallyday: one of France’s most famous singers. David is an actor and singer himself, and he’s also taken part in the Le Mans 24 Hours on five occasions, with a best result of seventh in class. Number of the day: 1,150. More than a thousand people visited Pirelli’s exclusive activation area in the Nogaro paddock, surrounded by road-going supercars, which included virtual reality gaming machines and a Scalextric version of the circuit. The winners were naturally awarded with Pirelli trophies: although not quite as big as the real ‘Coupe de Paques’…

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