RML's sportscar team set an impressive pace today at the Nurburgring with the MG Lola EX257 in the first of two qualifying sessions for tomorrow's Le Mans Endurance Series race. Only the Audi R8s set faster times than the MG which is driven by Tommy Erdos, Mike Newton and Miguel Ramos, who all also compete for RML in the FIA GT Championship.
A dry track at the start of qualifying session one quickly changed when the heavens opened but, fortunately, with Tommy at the wheel of the car the team was able to record an outstanding lap before the rain began. Setting a time of 1.50 min, which was 3 seconds quicker than his morning practice session, Tommy secured provisional 4th place on the grid for tomorrow's race.
With changeable weather conditions predicted for the second qualifying session tomorrow morning the RML team are hopeful of a retaining a good grid slot for the start of the 1000km 6 hour race.
Round 2 of the Le Mans Endurance Series begins at 16:00 CET tomorrow.