Nurburgring: RML preview

RML Develop MG Lola EX264 for Nurburgring RML's sportscar team this week prepare the MG Lola EX264 for the fourth round of the Le Mans Endurance Series which takes place at Nurburgring, Germany on September 4th. The team have completed a ...

RML Develop MG Lola EX264 for Nurburgring

RML's sportscar team this week prepare the MG Lola EX264 for the fourth round of the Le Mans Endurance Series which takes place at Nurburgring, Germany on September 4th. The team have completed a full rebuild of the chassis and developed the electronics system following the torrential conditions at Silverstone two weeks ago. They will attend a shakedown at a UK circuit before departing for Germany on Monday.

The third round of the series at Silverstone saw the MG make an impressive start and open up a significant class lead. The extremely wet conditions however put paid to the chances of a class win when previously unseen problems arose which were attributed to waterlogged electrics. Since returning to the workshops the team have developed the existing electronics hardware by fitting new enclosures and RML custom built machinings in a bid to improve insulation.

Phil Barker, RML's Race Operations Director and Team Manager commented "We learnt more about the car at Silverstone and have used that knowledge to make improvements to the electronics systems. This will hopefully make them more durable in extremely wet conditions. We are looking forward to the next round at Nurburgring and having a strong finish which will enable us to make a challenge for the LMP2 title."

Driver Tommy Erdos is equally enthusiastic about the forthcoming round. He commented "It is a great feeling to go to the race track knowing that we have the potential to achieve a top podium result. We have led every LMES race this far, so I'm very confident that we can perform at the same level at the Nurburgring. The German track will suit the MG as we will be running with a fair amount of downforce and, as we proved at Silverstone, the car performs very well on that set up."

"There's a good feeling in the team" he continued, "We are confident we can achieve the long awaited win, but everyone is also very focused going into the fourth round. Mike and I will be at the Nurburgring a little earlier on Thursday to make sure that we have a good look at the circuit together. This will give us the opportunity to talk about racing lines and focus our minds on how the car is likely to behave at the more technical sections of the Nurburgring. As I said, we are all very committed to achieving the win that the whole team so deserves. Only two more rounds to go and we are still in with a chance of the title. We intend to take the fight all the way to Istanbul!"

The 5.148km Nurburgring circuit is situated in the Eifel region of East Germany close to the small town of Adenau. The fourth round of the series takes place at 11:45 CET on Sunday 4th September. The race will be broadcast live on Motors TV.

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Series European Le Mans