At 7pm, the third round of the 2009 Le Mans Series was underway and Simonsen capatilised on the start, passing three other GT2 before turn 1.
But out of the corner of his eye was the #88 Porsche, out of control and heading for disaster. Allan backed out of the overtaking move to see the Porsche clean up another competitor. And not just any competitor – it was his team mate in the works Porsche #77!
The hard compound tyres made the first stint tough going and it was a relief to move to mediums at the first pitstop.
Team mate Pierre Kaffer backed Allan up with excellent driving and whilst the Ferrari could not match the pace of the leading Dunlop and Michelin shod GT2s, they kept out of drama to finish 5th and bank 4 points.