UNDER PUBLIC SCRUTINY
The Scuderia Ecosse team left the Le Mans circuit for a few hours yesterday to attend scrutineering in the Le Mans town centre. Scrutineering at Le Mans is very different to scrutineering at any other event. Rather than taking the cars to a quiet garage for checking they are transported to the main square where they receive all their technical checks in front of large crowds of fans. Whilst the cars are checked over the drivers take part in interviews on the main stage before everyone gathers around the car for the official team photo.
The Scuderia Ecosse drivers were kept busy at scrutineering, signing hundreds of autographs for the fans and taking part in live television interviews. Once back at the circuit the drivers were invited to appear in a Radio Le Mans show, in fact the first live broadcast for Radio Le Mans this year. It was an entertaining debate covering subjects from the weather (it's hot!), the football, the fact that Chris Niarchos is here "living the dream!" and of course the team's prospects for the big race. The Le Mans track action starts tonight with the first qualifying sessions.
After Andrew Kirkaldy set the fastest ever GT2 time at Le Mans in the test day, the team are hopeful of a good result. However, with two more qualifying sessions on Thursday night the pole sitter will not be known until tomorrow night.