Team Orange Spyker hour 8 report

Team Orange Spyker: the first 8 hours Team Orange Spyker's C8 Double12 R has encountered a number of technical problems during the first 8 hours. In the second hour of the race Tom Coronel lost his right hand front wheel but managed to bring...

Team Orange Spyker: the first 8 hours

Team Orange Spyker's C8 Double12 R has encountered a number of technical problems during the first 8 hours.

In the second hour of the race Tom Coronel lost his right hand front wheel but managed to bring the car in without any damage to suspension or brakes. A new wheel was fitted and the race was continued. Half an hour later the car came back in with the right hand rear shock non functioning. It was repaired and in total approximately 20 minutes were lost.

The car ran flawlessly until the beginning of the 7th hour when the differential broke. Coronel managed to bring the car to the entrance of the pit lane which it had to enter under its own power. After ten nerve wrecking minutes the car managed to cross the pit lane line and was brought into the box where a new gearbox was fitted. At 11.00 pm the car resumed the race with Coronel back at the wheel

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Tom Coronel