Catalunya: SEBAH racing qualifying report

A good start for Speedy Racing -- Team Sebah in the 2008 Le Mans Series : Frenchman Xavier Pompidou posted the second quickest qualifying time in the LMP2 class, ninth overall among the LMP1 cars. "This is a great starting position but is not so...

A good start for Speedy Racing -- Team Sebah in the 2008 Le Mans Series : Frenchman Xavier Pompidou posted the second quickest qualifying time in the LMP2 class, ninth overall among the LMP1 cars. "This is a great starting position but is not so important at the long races that we have in Le Mans Series. We are still learning about the car and we have been able to improve at every outing from the pit garage. " said Xavier Pompidou.

"The team did a great job during the winter, and this result proves that the package we choose with our partners is the right one. Lola have made a very good car, Judd's new DB engine is strong and Michelin provide us tyres with we can count on" Team Manager Bart Hayden added after the session.

Looking forward to the race Bart Hayden said " Posting the second quickest qualifying time is only the first step. We need reliability to achieve a good result tomorrow. We did not have the opportunity to make a 1000 km simulation before the season, but we ran trouble free during private testing at Magny-Cours and here since Friday so it gives us confidence for the race. It looks like we are on the pace of the LMP2 reference, the Porsche RS Spyder, so the main key for a good result will be reliability."

-credit: sebah-racing.net

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Xavier Pompidou , Bart Hayden