Team Bruichladdich Radical Thursday qualifying report

TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL ALL SET TO START 24 HOUR EPIC The weather dictated today's running with rain making it impossible to better the times set in yesterday's sessions. Team Bruichladdich Radical chose to work on the car through the first...

TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL ALL SET TO START 24 HOUR EPIC

The weather dictated today's running with rain making it impossible to better the times set in yesterday's sessions. Team Bruichladdich Radical chose to work on the car through the first part of the running to make a precautionary gearbox change. The 90 minutes that remained were used to make final tweaks to the car taking into account the wet running with Stuart and Robin sharing the driving. The teams are all glued to the weather forecasts and it looks likely that the added factor of strategy and timing of tyre choice will come into play for the race on Saturday where Team Bruichladdich Radical will line up fourth in the LMP2 class.

Tomorrow is a day with no race action but the team will be hard at work preparing the car for its 24 hour assault. The drivers will be preparing too getting rested but also taking part in the magnificent drivers' parade tomorrow evening through the streets of Le Mans. Key to the event is Racing Director Paul Thomas for whom this is his 9th Le Mans with previous teams including TWR, Toyota and Bentley. Despite his experience this will be his first wet race should the promised rain arrive.

Paul Thomas, Racing Director "Qualifying is a bit of a show really rather than important to the outcome of the race -- a cross between ego and psychology. It's a bit of a statement of intent that has been a bit more like a lottery this year with the running being interrupted and a mix of conditions yesterday followed by wet running today. For me Le Mans is the biggest race in the world and it's great to be the best at it which is our goal. Rain will certainly add in another challenge and we'll do our best to make sure we're ahead of the rest."

The drivers' parade is shown live on Motors TV tomorrow evening from 5pm GMT with the race coverage starting at 10.30am GMT in the build up to the race start at 2pm GMT.

-credit: tbr

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