ENGINE PROBLEM HALTS TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL AT SPA Having had a good start to the weekend the race was looking every bit as promising as was hoped with the car running second in class for much of its spell. Stuart Moseley started the race in...
ENGINE PROBLEM HALTS TEAM BRUICHLADDICH RADICAL AT SPA
Having had a good start to the weekend the race was looking every bit as promising as was hoped with the car running second in class for much of its spell. Stuart Moseley started the race in sixth and 16th overall and by the end of his double stint just short of two hours he handed the car over to Tim Greaves in third and an impressive eighth overall. Tim continued to make headway despite being caught by a Porsche which necessitated an extended pit stop to change bodywork. For most of his stint he was second in LMP2 and as high as 7th overall. The track was greasy and many on track were having trouble but the Radical SR9 was running well. As he was coming in for a tyre, fuel and driver change Tim radioed in that the car seemed down on power. The engineers looked at the telemetry and all seemed well but on the second lap of Stuart's run the engine blew suddenly leaving him stranded on track and the team out of the race.
Tim Greaves, Team Owner and driver
"There's nothing more we could have done. As soon as I felt something the team looked at the data but nothing could be found and Stuart then had no warning. It's galling to have no result again to show our performance on the score sheets but to be running in the top three so strongly is some consolation."
Stuart Moseley, Driver:
"The car felt really good. I was really pleased with the tyres in the double stint - they felt better at the end of the second hour than they did at the end of hour one! I had a chance for some good racing and was pleased to be following Joao Barbosa in the LMP1 Rollcentre Pescarolo and be on his pace through the corners - we just lost out on straight-line speed to the higher spec. car."