LMES – Silverstone – Post-Race Quotes
"It's a bit bizarre: the balance of the car evolved during
the race and got better and better. I backed off at the end, so
that I didn't need to make a stop for a splash of fuel."
"It's a bit confusing - we got the understeer back that we
had at the Nurburgring." Johnny was puzzled as to why he was
called in for another stop right at the end of the race.
"The car was much better at the end, I think because the temperature
"The jacking system didn't work so we had to use the mechanical
jacks. We had a big lead, and at one point Emmanuel Collard came
past me, so I sat behind him for about ten laps, just to let him
know that we are very competitive."
"I think I will be drunk tonight. Piers' first stint was a
great one. For the second time we have come second with a 2000 car."
(apparently pronounced “En Cock”) – “It’s
a special day for me. I had my first ever run in a race car here,
at the wheel of a John Village Vauxhall Junior. We told the team
I was 16 but I was just a bit ‘illegal’, still 15. Astonishingly
the test was on the Grand Prix circuit and I remember thinking that
the Hangar Straight was long enough to have a cup of tea while you
went along it.”
– “The only problem I had all day was when either Alzen
or Bartels ran out of talent and nearly took the front end off.
That left me with a broken wheel but other than that it was the
Last story for
today: Robin Liddell brought the T2M Porsche in with about 20 minutes
to go - with a broken driveshaft. The mechanics threw themselves
at the task, and a massive effort had the Porsche out to complete
the race - in 25th place, ninth in GT.