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Button Set To Try BR1 At Magny Cours

Chance encounter with DSC for the Super GT star

2009 F1 Champion and current Honda Super GT star Jenson Button, was unlucky enough to find himself in the same queue as DSC waiting for a delayed Eurotunnel crossing today.

It did though give an opportunity for an exchange of intel, on the goings on in the WEC paddock, with Button due to join SMP Racing at the Le Mans Test, and thereafter for the Le Mans 24 Hours and the remainder of the ‘Super Season’.

Button is en route to Magny Cours, where tomorrow he will drive the SMP Racing BR1 AER for the first time.

The test will no doubt be a welcome plus after a weekend that threw up several challenges for SMP Racing, for DragonSpeed (also running BR1 chassis) and for Dallara.

There is an enquiry underway to examine the circumstances of Friday’s accident for the #10 DragonSpeed example that left Pietro Fittipaldi with two broken legs. There’s no doubt an enquiry also, to examine the incident that befell SMP Racing’s #17 BR1 late into the race on Saturday, Matevos Issakyan crashing out dramatically at Raidillon.