Catalunya: Larbre Competition to miss qualifying

Engine change forces Larbre Competition to miss qualifying Larbre Competition missed Saturday's qualifying session for the Barcelona 1000kms after a technical problem forced them to change the engine in the team's Saleen S7R. Patrick...

Engine change forces Larbre Competition to miss qualifying

Larbre Competition missed Saturday's qualifying session for the Barcelona 1000kms after a technical problem forced them to change the engine in the team's Saleen S7R.

Patrick Bornhauser managed just a handful of laps in Saturday's practice session, without setting a competitive time.

Team Principal Jack Leconte explained the situation: "We had a problem around the cylinder head in practice this morning," he said. "It's not a major thing, but unfortunately it is something that cannot be fixed here at the circuit. That meant we have had to change the engine completely and it was impossible to do that in time for qualifying this afternoon."

However, with a six hour, 1000km race in prospect , the team is eagerly looking forward to Sunday.

-credit: lc

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Jack Leconte , Patrick Bornhauser
Teams Larbre Competition