Binnie Lola-Zytek’s Second Shakedown
As indicated earlier this week, Binnie Motorsports headed back to
Snetterton this morning, Friday, to complete the shakedown of its
B05/40 Lola, with the Zytek engine.
a faultless morning’s work,” commented Sam Hancock this
afternoon. “The car and engine were absolutely trouble-free,
and the Binnie and Zytek boys have done a beautiful job, to have
the Zytek installed and working so well so soon.”
again singing the praises of the V8: “It was so powerful and
so smooth. But it was so cold this morning, we had to really fight
to get temperatures into the tyres. We used a stiff set-up to try
and drive some energy into them.”
weather, the Lola-Zytek was lapping very rapidly indeed: “Bill
is going to be delighted when he hears how quickly we lapped,”
said the driver.
rush to reveal the times, we’ll check whether the team wants
them revealed first. But they were very impressive lap times, even
more so in the very cold temperatures that prevailed.
Team Manager Derek Kemp adds the following - confirming
the lap times.
"We did 77 laps and the car didn't mess a beat!
"The temperature was just above freezing and it was difficult
getting the tyres up to temperature but Sam did a really good job
and put in consistent 58 second laps with a best of 58.23 [and that
was with Atlanta gear ratios].
"I'm glad to say that the car can now be sent to Atlanta where
we have a three day exclusive test on 14th,15th & 16th February
before we get ready for Sebring. If there is anyone out there that
would like to share the test with us please let me know, they can
reach me by email at email@example.com