Spa: Spyker Squadron preview

Zeewolde, May 7 - After the cancelation of the official Le Mans test day this weekends 1000 km of Spa- Francorchamps is the last test before SNORAS Spyker Squadron heads to France for the famous Le Mans 24 Hours mid-June. The Dutch team is in the...

Zeewolde, May 7 - After the cancelation of the official Le Mans test day this weekends 1000 km of Spa- Francorchamps is the last test before SNORAS Spyker Squadron heads to France for the famous Le Mans 24 Hours mid-June. The Dutch team is in the midst of its Le Mans preparations and therefor the team will take the opportunity to already simulate a number of Le Mans specific setup settings and procedures in the Belgium race.

Peter van Erp, Managing Director Spyker Squadron: “It is going to be an important race for us. After our disappointing result in the first Le Mans Series round at Barcelona last month we have put pressure on ourselves to return home with results. It is extremely important to go to Le Mans well prepared and well motivated. We invited Peter Dumbreck to race for us this weekend as Jarek Janis receives medications to recover from an inflammation of the jaw and was advised by his doctors not to drive”.

The team brings new updates to Spa; a new rear wing with higher down-force against a good drag efficiency and an optimised new air-box enabling the engine to deliver more torque.

The 1000 km of Spa-Francorchamps is the second round of the 2009 championship and will start on Sunday May 10th 12:50 p.m. CET. The race will be 143 laps or six hours long. Eurosport will be broadcasting the start and finish of the race on Sunday. For Spyker Squadron updates do not forget to drop by our Vimeo and Twitter pages which we will be updating during the race.

-credit: spyker squad

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Peter Dumbreck , Jarek Janis