LE MANS SEAT-FITTING HIGHLIGHTS FERNANDEZ'S TRIP TO ZYTEK The first part of Adrian Fernandez's 24 Hours of Le Mans experience came Wednesday when he visited England and Zytek for a seat-fitting in the LMP2 car he will race next month...
LE MANS SEAT-FITTING HIGHLIGHTS FERNANDEZ'S TRIP TO ZYTEK
The first part of Adrian Fernandez's 24 Hours of Le Mans experience came Wednesday when he visited England and Zytek for a seat-fitting in the LMP2 car he will race next month in the 75th running of the world's greatest motor race. It will serve a test for what Fernandez hopes will be an entry for Lowe's Fernandez Racing and Acura in 2008.
"Adrian visited yesterday and spent the whole day in the factory being fitted into the car and discussing the finer points of the Zytek chassis and engine combination," said Zytek team manager Trevor Foster. "Adrian has a very professional approach and we talked a lot about Le Mans and the format of the team. We are looking forward to working with Adrian and the other two drivers toward our target of winning the LMP2 class at Le Mans."
Fernandez will join Japan's Haruki Kurosawa and an as-of-yet unnamed driver in a Zytek 07S/2 prototype that will be entered under the banner of Barazi Epsilon. The team will be managed and engineered by the Zytek staff.
"It's a fantastic race, the most prestigious and famous endurance race in the world," Fernandez said. "To go for the first time is going to be amazing. There is a lot of experience that I have to achieve in a very short period of time. Going with Zytek and Lowe's supporting us in this venture, which hopefully will produce us going in 2008 with Acura and Fernandez Racing, is tremendous. I've been practicing a lot on the simulator to learn the track, which is good."
The 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans is scheduled for 3 p.m. CET (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday, June 16 from the Circuit de la Sarthe. SPEED will provide 17.5 hours of coverage in North America starting at 8:30 a.m. ET on June 16. MotorsTV will air week-long coverage throughout Europe. Live coverage can be found on Radio Le Mans through americanlemans.com.
The next race for the American Le Mans Series is the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 7 at Lime Rock Park. CBS Sports will televise the race at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 8. American Le Mans Radio will have live coverage at americanlemans.com, which also will feature IMSA Live Timing & Scoring.