Jarama: Team Bruichladdich qualifying report

2006 SECOND ON GRID AGAIN FOR TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL Another second in class was a very pleasing result for the team in only the third event for the Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9. Of the three events the car has competed in, the car...

2006 SECOND ON GRID AGAIN FOR TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL

Another second in class was a very pleasing result for the team in only the third event for the Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9. Of the three events the car has competed in, the car qualified third on its debut in Germany, second on home ground in the UK with another second here in Spain today. The times had looked promising in the three one-hour practice sessions in Jarama with top three results each time and the session to set grid position didn't disappoint. Qualifying itself took place this afternoon at the Spanish circuit just 30km north of Madrid with Stuart Moseley taking to the wheel of the Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9. Stuart picked his moment well and managed to find a place in the traffic to get a clear run to set his time of 1:25.203 for the 2.4 mile circuit. Ahead of the team on LMP2 pole position is the MG Lola just seven-tenths of a second faster.

Tim Greaves, Team Owner and Driver "It's a great result. All the testing that we've done, both here and leading up to the race back in England, has paid off. We're getting closer to the MG Lola. I'm looking forward to the race tomorrow. It's going to be tough physically because of the tight and twisty circuit but we're prepared."

Stuart Moseley, Driver "I got out there early in the session with some of the faster LMP1 cars which I think because of the nature of the circuit was a good thing. At the start on the out-lap I dropped behind one of the 'P1s' and figured that as he'd be faster it was a good way of securing a bit of space. It worked and I got a clear run. Then I got caught behind a couple of cars but once I passed them I got another clear run and set my fastest time. The changes that we made overnight improved things giving more traction out of corners. We made another change at the end of the session today and that felt as though it will be better for the race distance if not ultimately quicker; but we'll see."

-credit: tb

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