Zytek warmup report

The three teams using Zytek ZG348 engines for this weekend's Le Mans 24-hours are in confident mood. This morning's 45-minute warm up session went well for the trio. All are confident that they can meet their objectives for the classic French ...

The three teams using Zytek ZG348 engines for this weekend's Le Mans 24-hours are in confident mood. This morning's 45-minute warm up session went well for the trio. All are confident that they can meet their objectives for the classic French race.

32 Barazi-Epsilon Zytek-Zytek 07S (Juan Barazi/Michael Vergers/Stuart Moseley)
Michael Vergers 3m 40.447s (3rd in LMP2)

"I'm extremely happy with the car," said driver Michael Vergers. "It is handling well. We could not ask for more." Fellow driver Stuart Moseley reported, "Everything is going well." He pointed out that biggest battle here is not with the other competitors but with the race itself. "I'm in tune with the car now," added Stuart who will race the Zytek for the first time this afternoon. The team tried both medium and soft tyres during this morning's warm up both with satisfactory results. The session also included a practice pit stop. Team owner Juan Barazi, who did not drive this morning, will start the race.

41 Trading Performance Zytek-Zytek 07 (Karim Ojjeh/Claude-Yves Gosselin/Adam Sharpe)
Karim Ojjeh 3m 49.809s (9th in LMP2)

"It's a fantastic car," said Karim Ojjeh following this morning's warm up. "It's a good feeling to be in a car in which you have so much confidence. We have a car that can get us to the finish." Use was made of soft tyres this morning with both Karim and Adam Sharpe driving. Adam, whose task this morning was to feel confident with a race pace, also stated "the car is excellent." Claude-Yves Gosselin will take the first stint this afternoon.

45 Embassy-Zytek (Warren Hughes/Jonny Kane/Joey Foster)
Warren Hughes 3m 44.498s (5th in LMP2)

All three drivers spent time in the car this morning although Jonny and Joey only performed in and out laps. Warren was the only one to carry out any flying laps, his quickest having been in heavy traffic. "All seems pretty good," said Jonny, who was pleased with the performance of his ZG348 engine. Warren will be in the car first for the race.

-credit: zytek

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Joey Foster , Michael Vergers , Jonny Kane , Warren Hughes , Adam Sharpe , Claude-Yves Gosselin , Juan Barazi , Karim Ojjeh , Stuart Moseley