Lotus LMP2 is ready for 6 Hours of Sao Paulo

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Lotus LMP2 Preview to the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo

#31 Lotus Lola B12/80 Lotus: Thomas Holzer, Mirco Shultis, Christijan Albers
#31 Lotus Lola B12/80 Lotus: Thomas Holzer, Mirco Shultis, Christijan Albers

Photo by: Ed Fahey

Lotus is ready for the second half of the inaugural season of the FIA World Endurance Championship that kicks off with the 6 Hours of Sao Paulo.

The Autodromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos is located between two large artificial lakes situated on the outskirts of Sao Paulo city. The 4,309 km lap is a physical challenge for the drivers, who have to race anti-clockwise. The high altitude of the track and the low air density will also make it difficult for the car and the drivers.

Like in Silverstone, Lotus will compete with two of its LMP2 cars. This time Thomas Holzer, Mirco Schultis and Luca Moro will run the black and gold coloured car number 31. Kevin Weeda, James Rossiter and Vitantonio Liuzzi will be at the wheel of car number 32.

The race starts on Saturday, 15th September 2012, at 12:00 o’clock local time.

Thomas Holzer, Race Driver #31: “The Autodromo José Carlos Pace is another race track I have never driven before. But I was told it is a very challenging circuit for a driver because you race anti-clockwise and the surface is very bumpy. The hilly layout makes it even harder to stay focused until the end of the race. I am looking forward to the race in Brazil and I hope that we can make some further progress.”

Vitantonio Liuzzi, Race Driver #32: “I know the track in Interlagos very well. It is a mix of medium and low speed corners and the second sector is very twisty. The circuit runs anti-clockwise and is very bumpy. These are the two factors why it is a very demanding layout for the drivers, especially for their necks. It is going to be a big challenge to stay focused throughout the stint. I am looking forward to the race and I hope to get some more track time.”

Source: Lotus LMP2

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