Testing At Donington Today (2) – Eclipse Mosler
Both Lee Caroline and Phil Keen were on duty today, in the Eclipse
Mosler MT900R – and at lunchtime .. well, the team was patiently
awaiting some new Avon tyres, straight from Cooper Avons.
“They’ll be here by 1.30,” said
co-owner Chris Pollard – and the new rubber duly arrived on
Before that, Chris Pollard commented that “in
an ideal world, we’d have been testing before Oulton Park,
and the learning process would have been completed before the first
meeting of the year.
“The Mosler has never raced at Oulton Park
before, and our pace was probably a result of two factors: tyres
and set-up. In truth, we were lucky to escape with two third places
– especially as we had a wheel bearing problem in the second
Later today, with Keen and Caroline having tried
the latest rubber, Pollard was “very grateful to Avon. They’re
trying very hard, and they’re working with the teams. We’re
still a little short of pace here, but in fairness we raced a different
chassis at Donington last year.
were much happier this afternoon (on the new rubber). The Avons
are slower than last year’s tyres, but it’s the same