Team Orange Spyker final qualifying report

Team Orange Spyker 2nd evening tests The set up exercises initiated yesterday were continued today successfully. Final adjustments to camber, shocks and springs led to a drastic lap time reduction from 4.21.884 on Wednesday to 4.18.887...

Team Orange Spyker 2nd evening tests

The set up exercises initiated yesterday were continued today successfully. Final adjustments to camber, shocks and springs led to a drastic lap time reduction from 4.21.884 on Wednesday to 4.18.887 yesterday that is virtually identical to the lap time during the May test days.

Norman Simon: "At the beginning of the second test we intended to qualify around 4.16.5 but I ran into traffic and missed the opportunity to use our Dunlop qualifiers to the best. The car handles very well now, is comfortable to drive and is relatively fast bearing in mind our penalties" (70 kgs of ballast and 15% smaller restrictor).

Tom Coronel:" I set the fastest lap on 20 laps old tyres at the end of the first test session and was convinced that I could take 2,5 seconds off on qualifiers. Like Norman I did not get the chance to finish a clean lap because a GT car spun in front of me and the yellow flag came out. The set up changes during the test days have greatly improved the car's behaviour. I am confidant that we found the balance between speed and reliability, the latter being of most importance to us. We have one goal and one goal only: Finish."

Victor Muller, Team Manager: "We will start from the 47th position overall at 12 th position in class. We have spent the time between last year's event and today by improving reliability and we are determined to finish this race. We sincerely hope that thousands and thousands of Dutch fans will come to support us. I cannot wait to welcome them on Saturday"

-www.teamorangespyker.nl

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Norman Simon , Tom Coronel