LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport: Le Mans 24 Hours Bulletin
Date posted on June 16, 2016 · Published by eurasiapr
LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport kick-started the 24 Heures de Mans week by going fourth fastest in LMP2 during a rain-affected free practice session on Wednesday (16 June), but the team ended the first day of on-track action in the barriers and the all-Asian team currently carrying out repairs.
THE STORY SO FAR:
LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport goes fourth fastest in LMP2 with a best time of 3m40.321s in a rain-affected free practice (Wednesday 15 June)
The all-Asian team sets the ninth fastest LMP2 time in qualifying practice on Wednesday evening
Tristan Gommendy was capable of going considerably faster with a clear, unobstructed lap on fresh tyres and low fuel
Traffic, slow zones and red flag stoppages prevented LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport from chasing quick, representative lap times
All three LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport drivers – Gommendy, Kevin Pu Jun Jin and Nick de Bruijn – complete their five compulsory laps in the hours of darkness during qualifying practice
Qualifying practice ends prematurely for Eurasia Motorsport, Pu Jun Jin running wide onto the marbles and colliding with the barriers at the Forest Esses on an in-lap
Impact damages the #33 ORECA’s front and rear bodywork and flooring, uprights, suspension and driveshaft
Eurasia Motorsport’s crew strips the engine and gearbox overnight and crucially finds no damage
LeSports by Eurasia Motorsport hoping for consistent dry conditions in the remaining qualifying practiv to allow it to challenge for the LMP2 class pole position
The build-up to the 84th 24 Heures du Mans continues with a pair of two-hour qualifying practice sessions at 19.00 and 22.00 CET.