Pescarolo and Primat ready for important day at the office at Le Mans test!
Pescarolo Sport and their Geneva-based driver Harold Primat are readying themselves for a weekend of important work as they make their final preparations for the Le Mans 24 Hours at Sunday's official test.
The team, which secured runners-up spot in the top LMP1 class at La Sarthe in 2005 and 2006, will unveil a new aero package this weekend as they look to remain as the top petrol-powered car at Le Mans and close the gap to the diesel works Audis and Peugeots.
The new bodywork will be tested thoroughly during Sunday's test day, as Pescarolo Sport look to optimise their race specification, meaning plenty of work for both drivers and crew.
Harold said: "I'm looking forward to driving with the new aero and to see how it will improve the car. It's going to be important that we concentrate on running quickly, but also to give the team good feedback so we can get the car set up properly. On a personal level it will be good to re-familiarise myself with the Le Mans circuit, getting used to the high speeds, before the race in a couple of weeks."
Meanwhile, the test will also give Primat and his team mate Christophe Tinseau the chance to meet up with third driver Benoit Treluyer, as the 2006 Formula Nippon champion joins the 17 car for the test ahead of the 24 hours on Saturday 16 June.
"I've already met Benoit at the Paul Ricard test in March" Harold said "In a race like the Le Mans 24 Hours it is really important to have a good spirit amongst the drivers, so it will be nice to meet up again and get to know him a bit more."
Henri Pescarolo meanwhile gave details of the car's improvements since the opening two rounds of the Le Mans Series at Monza and Valencia: "The new bodywork is a great improvement to both the front end and the sidepods. We have done some work to configure the new aero system at the Bretigny circuit and we have got more downforce and less drag. This should give us more straight line speed, which is particularly important at Le Mans. We've also done some work on the cooling system, but now we need to see an on-track improvement.
"The test will be a very busy day for us and the team will all be working hard to achieve the best race specification set-up ahead of the races."