What was shaping up to be a productive outing at the historic Spa-Francorchamps circuit came to a dramatic end for Level 5 Motorsports in Saturday's 1000km of Spa. The second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup saw the Scott Tucker-owned organization make steady gains throughout the weekend, despite having limited track time with their Microsoft Office 2010-sponsored Lola-Honda.
After a solid qualifying run by Christophe Bouchut, Tucker, started the six-hour race from ninth in the highly competitive LMP2 division. The three-time national driving champion made considerable progress before being pushed into the gravel trap by another prototype in the second hour.
Despite the setback and subsequent trip to the garage for repairs to the car's rear deck, the team managed to get Tucker back out to complete his double-stint. Handing over to Bouchut at the one-hour and 45-minute mark, the veteran Frenchman was solidly in control until the car suffered an yet-to-be-determined mechanical failure heading into the ultra-fast Eau Rouge section on lap 71. Bouchut relates what went wrong in the video below.