CREATION GOING STRONG AT HALFWAY POINT
With all three drivers completing triple stints at night, and no technical problems to report concerning the DBA04S-Judd, all is going well for the Creation team.
Nicolas Minassian set the third fastest time of the race, 3:39.073, and the car's best lap, just after 1.00 am and was extremely upbeat when he handed over the wheel of the electric blue LM1 prototype to Jamie Campbell-Walter a little before 2.00 am.
""The car is perfect. I love it! It's very well balanced and I have to say that Michelin have come out with a fantastic hard compound tyre. We could have done a quadruple stint on it if we wanted to. It allows you to be very consistent in the car. I'm feeling very good. I was pushing very hard for nearly all the time I was in the car, but still within the margin you need to consider at Le Mans. Perhaps the last stint wasn't quite as fast, but we have still made up some good time."
The action surrounding the Creation team and its leading competitors throughout the build up to, and including, the race has all been captured on film for a newly commissioned six-part documentary series called "Engineering Le Mans" to be shown on the Discovery Channel. The 6 x 30-minute programmes will be broadcast at a date (yet to be confirmed) soon after the 24 Hour race throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India, Central and Southern Asia.
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