ILMC, fifth race in Silverstone
Lotus Jetalliance with two cars at the finish – but still lacks speed
Lotus Jetalliance allowed today in the fifth round of the Intercontinental Cup in Le Mans, Silverstone happy after six hard hours on the finish of both Lotus Evora GTE. General Conclusion: The cars have become faster and more stable – but to fight for the top, you must have more power pure. . .
Team owner Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer: “Both Lotus Evora GTE were improved compared to the last race, no question. I am also very glad that we got both cars to the finish. But unfortunately we lack in speed further. Since we have to set the lever. ”
Karl Wendlinger contributed to his comeback with the Lotus number 65 together with the two Englishmen Johnny Mowlem and James Rossiter. The trio easily reeled off the six hours, finally landed in the GTE-Pro-rating on P 12
Karl Wendlinger: “It was nice to go back to time a race. The ILMC is a really great show -. Many cars, many different brands ”
The second Lotus, where Lukas Lichtner-Hoyer in the short term for the absent Dutchman Oskar Slingerland stepped in, and the car with Martin Rich (GB) and David Heinemeier Maier-Hansson said was, it does not so easily: In a crash with an LMP1 broke suspension, the result was nearly one and a half hours standing time in the pits. So the race was over. The remaining time was utilized for testing purposes.
Team Minister Jan Kalmar: “The race has shown that we have made another step forward. Still waiting for a lot of work to do. One must never forget that this is a completely newly designed car. ”