Westbrook believes the Glickenhaus 007 LMH-Pipo is a race-ready package ahead of its debut in this weekend’s Portimao 8 Hours, the second round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship. “We are really confident in the car: how it performs on track and in its reliability,” said Westbrook, who shares the solo Glickenhaus Racing entry with Romain Dumas and Ryan Briscoe at the Algarve circuit near Portimao. “I’m convinced we are ready for Portimao, where I don’t think we would have been if we’d gone to Spa [for the opening WEC round at the start of May]. “This project has started from scratch, so there was a lot to learn and a lot of small things to get right.” Westbrook backed up team founder Jim Glickenhaus’s confidence in the reliability of the 007, which has been developed in Italy by Podium Advanced Technologies. “In all the testing we’ve done, including the 30-hour test at Aragon last month, we’ve never had a major reliability issue,” Westbrook told Motorsport.com. “In terms of the major components — the engine, the gearbox and the suspension — everything has been 100 percent from the beginning. “For the 30-hour test we ran some parts that were beyond their… Read full this story
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