Kumho/Miracle Motorsports sixteen hour report

KUMHO and Miracle second in class at 16-hour mark The number 27 Miracle Motorsports AER-powered Courage C65 has been circulating in second place in LMP2 for the past three hours. The team has completed 226 laps so far, 9 laps fewer than the...

KUMHO and Miracle second in class at 16-hour mark

The number 27 Miracle Motorsports AER-powered Courage C65 has been circulating in second place in LMP2 for the past three hours. The team has completed 226 laps so far, 9 laps fewer than the class leading MG and six laps more than the third place Lola.

Miracle's run has been relatively trouble free, with minor issues costing some time in the pits. A misfire early in the race cost about five minutes to replace the coil packs and spark plugs. A fuel pickup issue has caused the team to cut each fuel stint short by a few laps, and a quick- release steering wheel that no longer releases has made driver changes a bit more difficult.

On the plus side, Ian James climbed out of the car at 8:20 a.m. after completing a triple stint on his KUMHO tires, the team's first triple stint of the race. "The tires looked fine," said KUMHO motorsports manager Rudy Consolacion. "Because of the fuel pickup issue, the stints were a little shorter than usual. But even so, the tires still had plenty of life in them."

Andy Lally is back in the car and just completed his first stint on a fresh set of KUMHOs. The team plans to have Lally triple stint this set of tires as well.

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Ian James , Andy Lally