Monza: Team Bruichladdich Radical qualifying report

TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL TAKES SECOND ROW FOR MONZA RACE Today's qualifying saw Stuart Moseley set fourth fastest LMP2 time at the hot and sunny Italian circuit for tomorrow's 1000km of Monza. The team was slightly disappointed but...

TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL TAKES SECOND ROW FOR MONZA RACE

Today's qualifying saw Stuart Moseley set fourth fastest LMP2 time at the hot and sunny Italian circuit for tomorrow's 1000km of Monza.

The team was slightly disappointed but pragmatic following a significant loss of practice time yesterday when a gearbox issue lost the majority of the first one-hour session. Session two was shortened when a serious pit-lane fire ended track activity so it was only this morning that saw the Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9 on track for a full hour.

Tim Greaves, Team Owner and driver "Ideally we needed more running to get the best out of the car for this track – losing the time yesterday hurt us. The fact that the first eight cars are all under the pole position time of the last LMS race here two years ago shows just how much more competitive and faster the cars are this year. Having said that these races are won by the whole team – it's as much about preparation and reliability as pace on the track. The drivers need to manage the traffic so I expect race pace to settle down to between one minute 43 to one minute 48 seconds and I hope very much that at the end of the 1000km we'll be claiming our first podium."

Stuart Moseley, Driver: "I'm disappointed and a little taken aback at the pace – I wasn't expecting the pole time to be over a second ahead. I knew that losing practice time would affect us but was hoping it wasn't going to be by quite so much. Having said that I know that we're competitive and consistent – we showed that in practice this morning and during nearly 271 laps at the Paul Ricard test so I'm optimistic of a good result."

Credit: tbr

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