Spa: Quifel ASM Team preview

Quifel ASM Team full of optimism ahead of Spa race The Quifel-ASM Team is due this weekend to take part in the second race of the Le Mans Series championship, to be held on the Spa Francorchamps race track. The Portuguese team, driven by Miguel...

Quifel ASM Team full of optimism ahead of Spa race

The Quifel-ASM Team is due this weekend to take part in the second race of the Le Mans Series championship, to be held on the Spa Francorchamps race track. The Portuguese team, driven by Miguel Pais do Amaral and Olivier Pla, leaves for the Belgian track with good prospects after having achieved a second place in the LMP2 Class in April, in Barcelona.

At the Spa Francorchamps race the Zytek 09 will for the first time race against the Team Essex Porsche RS Spyder. The Porsches last year dominated the LMP2 class, but did not take part in the first race in Barcelona, which is another good reason to closely follow this important 100 km race, as it will be the last showdown between the teams before the Le Mans 24 Hours.

The Zytek 09, the single-seater acquired by the Quifel ASM Team at the start of this season, has met the team's expectations by it excellent performance in Barcelona. The second place achieved in the first race has made it possible for the Quifel ASM Team to head off for SPA with 8 points in the LMP2 class.

Free training is scheduled for Friday and Saturday will see the start of qualification laps on the Belgian circuit. Rain has been forecast for next Sunday, when the race will be held, which could become a further challenge for the teams in the race.

"So far the Zytek 09 has corresponded to what we had projected for this season, allowing the Quifel ASM Team to start the championship in a good position to reach the objective set for this year: Reaching the end of the championship in one of the top three places," said Antonio Simões, Director of the Quifel ASM Team.

The rain factor could decisively affect the result of the race, so the team has to be at its best in terms of supporting our drivers, Miguel Pais do Amaral and Olivier Pla. This is a race that despite not being decisive, is important, as it is the last race before the Le Mans 24 Hours," said Allan Mugglestone, the team's engineer.

-credit: q-asm

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Olivier Pla