HK Motorcars Owned SCG #709 Takes Podium at Le Mans 2022
We are incredibly proud of the entire Glickenhaus team for our podium finish at the 24 hours of Le Mans.
We are the first American manufacturer to podium since 1967.
We have worked toward this dream for nearly two decades, and we are honored and humbled to carry the torch and flame that is the spirit of Le Mans. We are powered by the fans and their energy from around the world. We feel that spirit and it was an absolute honor for us. As always, we will learn and try to come back stronger. We tip our hats to Toyota for an incredible race to their 1st and 2nd place finish.
We started the race P4 and P5, and we were running P3 and P4 before the end of the first lap. After an hour, a sensor failed, and we lost 40 seconds in the pit.
The cars ran strongly until 708 spun into the wall and limped back into the pit. The team worked quickly changing the front, the rear suspension, and the tail and got the car back out on the track in under seven minutes. This dropped 708 from P3 to P19. Over the next 14 hours, 708 fought back from P19 to P4. 709 continued to run flawlessly. We had the pace of the Toyotas on many laps, but the damaged sensor prevented us from running the pace as consistently as the Toyotas. We finished P3 and P4, and we are incredibly proud.
Jim and Jesse Glickenhaus