When we called Luca early in the morning, the Italian is already at the Nürburgring where the team with the SCG 004c is taking part in the third race of the VLN. “The weather is nice here, which is good in view of Saturday's race,” he tells us laughing as an introduction. The conversation, however, is mainly about Le Mans and the FIA WEC Championship.
“Why do we want to go to Le Mans and therefore be present in the FIA WEC and not in say NASCAR or F1? First of all, Glickenhaus wants to race with its cars, because motorsport and especially endurance racing are the perfect way to show what a brand or a car is capable of. Racing is in our DNA, so it is not illogical when you find us on the track. We have been competing at the Nürburgring for several years now, but now it was time for more, for an endurance championship with a greater international appeal. At the same time, there was the new regulation of the FIA WEC with the arrival of the Hypercars and that is a good ambiance for a private team like ours to prove what we can do. In addition, there is the enormous connection of James Glickenhaus with Le Mans, he owns various cars from the golden 60s of the beautiful race event and then you should look no further: Le Mans fits our ambition. We take on a project like this for the longer term, this is not an adventure lasting one or two years. ”