QUIFEL-ASM Team Wednesday qualifying report

QUIFEL-ASM Team in third provisional line in LMP2 class The QUIFEL-ASM Team yesterday ensured its place in the provisional line of the LMP2 class, in sixth place, despite having some problems in the first test qualification practice session for...

QUIFEL-ASM Team in third provisional line in LMP2 class

The QUIFEL-ASM Team yesterday ensured its place in the provisional line of the LMP2 class, in sixth place, despite having some problems in the first test qualification practice session for the Le Mans 24 Hour race.

The Lola B05/40 AER entered the race track with Guy Smith in the driving seat with the aim of achieving the best aerodynamic tuning for adapting the car to the track.

The experienced British driver, a former winner of the tough French race, was thus able to contribute to the team and qualification.

Miguel Pais do Amaral was the next to take the wheel of the Lola B05/40 AER until nightfall when he handed the car over to Olivier Pla for his debut under the artificial lights of the French track.

The afternoon session was interrupted on several occasions due to accidents, which left some cars in a very bad state.

The team did not drive with its qualification tyres, but tested out a softer composition for use in the high humidity levels for which the Le Mans night time is known.

In the second qualification session, to be held today at 7 pm, the team expects to run for a short time merely for final checks and tuning to the rainy conditions forecast.

On Friday the team is due to take part in the traditional parade in Le Mans city centre.

Broadcast times on the Eurosport channel are as follows:

14th June 6.30 am Qualification followed by Warm Up
14th June 12.30 pm Pre-race analysis and start of the race
14th June 16.15 Around two hours of live broadcasting
14th June 8 pm 30 minutes live broadcasting
14th June 12 am One hour live
15th June 9 am One hour live
15th June 12 pm 75 minutes live

-credit: asm.co.pt

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Guy Smith , Olivier Pla