QUALIFY THIRD FOR LE MANS EPIC
Stuart Moseley, (30, St Ives, Cambs, UK) has completed his qualifying duties with the Barazi Epsilon team in preparation for the Le Mans 24 Hours which starts tomorrow.
The team worked on the Zytek car in the first sessions on Wednesday and put in a qualifying time that was enough for them to start third in their LMP2 class. They were so happy with the car that on Thursday they prepared the car for the race and only completed a handful of laps to make sure that everything was ready. Michael Vergers was tasked with the qualifying run and set a time of 3:35.344. Stuart’s task was to run in race set-up and help determine their target race pace for the 24 hours of running.
Today (Friday) is a day off from the track but this evening sees one of the pre-race highlights when all the drivers take part in a parade in Le Mans town centre.
Thousands of fans turn out to see the heroes that will attempt the world’s most famous race. Stuart Moseley “The way it panned out Juan and I had a run on Wednesday then Michael had a go to make sure he was happy with the balance and did a qualifying run. From there we concentrated on race set- up and made sure that we were happy with night running and the lights and things.
As we were all happy we fitted the race engine during the day yesterday before the sessions. Juan and I ran a few laps in the first session and then Michael had a run in the dark as he didn’t get to do that on Wednesday. We kept it to a minimum as we were all happy so we didn’t wear it out! It’s very good. The car is very easy and very comfortable to drive at the pace we want to run in the race. As for the race – it’s beating the race first then worrying about beating anyone else out there.”