QUIFEL-ASM Team Thursday qualifying report

Ready for race of the year The Le Mans 24 hours is prepared for day by day The Quifel-ASM Team is anxious to put a year's worth of work onto the track. "The Le Mans 24 hours is the culmination of a lot of work and dedication from the whole...

Ready for race of the year

The Le Mans 24 hours is prepared for day by day

The Quifel-ASM Team is anxious to put a year's worth of work onto the track. "The Le Mans 24 hours is the culmination of a lot of work and dedication from the whole team, a race like this is always awaited with anxiety and enthusiasm," said team director, Antonio Simões, demonstrating the spirit seen ahead of the race.

"The Lola B05/40 AER is very well prepared and adjustments made in qualification practice give us all the security we need to do well in the race." Miguel Pais do Amaral, also noted that, "we know that competition in the race is huge, but our first aim has been fulfilled because we are taking part."

British driver, Guy Smith, who joins the team for this race, is at ease: "the car is well adapted to the track and the rainy conditions expected for the race could help to achieve good balance between cars. All the tests have been carried out and we are confident that we've done everything to prepare for the race. We hope to have a clean race and if we do that we have a chance of winning." Smith is a previous winner of the Le Mans 24 Hours and a habitual presence at speed races.

In his turn, Olivier Pla, taking part in the race for the first time, felt: "fulfilled by achieving a dream I have had since being a child. Taking part in this race and with this team, raises my wish to drive at my best. I like the track a lot and hope to get a good result."

Antonio Simões, concluded, "The team that we have this year gives us hope of a good result within the class. A winning driver gives us a very special view of the track and teaches us some important things. Miguel and Olivier have the great advantage of already being on their fourth race of the year and knowing the car very well, and are a perfect match for Guy."

-credit: asm.co.pt

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Guy Smith , Olivier Pla