Spa: Bruichladdich Radical Friday notes

RADICAL SURGERY RESULTS REVEALED ON SR9 FOR SPA 1000KM Team Bruichladdich Radical has spent the break since Nurburgring undergoing surgery although this nose job is more than cosmetic. The revised aerodynamics provide more down-force at the...

RADICAL SURGERY RESULTS REVEALED ON SR9 FOR SPA 1000KM

Team Bruichladdich Radical has spent the break since Nurburgring undergoing surgery although this nose job is more than cosmetic. The revised aerodynamics provide more down-force at the front and rear while maintaining the excellent balance that was praised in a recent independent track test. The suspension has also been changed and now incorporates four-way adjustable Ohlins dampers.

Today saw the first two hours of practice at the Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps. Back to back tests of the new and old noses were carried out, both drivers got up to speed with the circuit and the car set-up was tweaked to suit the circuit. As ever the weather in the mountainous region was varied. A sudden burst of rain and a red flag in the second session halted proceedings and showed how quickly conditions can change.

So far the forecast for qualifying tomorrow and the race on Sunday looks fine but today's rain-burst was a reminder that at Spa anything can happen. TBR's drivers are both having a busy weekend competing in the Radical World Cup -- but instead of being team-mates they are competing against each other. Tim Greaves is partnered by his son Jacob while Stuart Moseley's co-pilot is Derek Johnston in the two 60 minute races in which they are driving Radical SR8s.

Tim Greaves, Team Owner and driver "Although I've driven here quite a few times before there's always more to learn and more time to be found. I was pleased with the second session in particular and my times were dropping quite well. With another hour in the SR9 and my time in the car in the Radical World Cup races I'm hopeful of even more of an improvement before the start on Sunday."

-credit: br

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Tim Greaves , Stuart Moseley , Derek Johnston