Testing On The Bugatti
Two days after the first win for a Courage LC70, at Okayama, at
the third round of the Japan Le Mans Challenge, another Courage
LC70 Mugen was on track, on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans (Tuesday
October 31) – writes Claude Foubert.
was the #12 Courage Mugen, the Gounon / Frei / Fisken chassis. The
sky was leaden, with mist in the air – and the track was obviously
cold. Alexander Frei undertook driving duties.
The runs were
trouble-free and Courage Compétition’s Claude Surmont
commented that the testing was mainly to check the electronics and
the gearbox: new components were being tried in the Hewland gearbox.
was on the track: the 1999 Courage C52 Nissan (Cottaz / Goosens
/ Ekblom - right), eighth overall at Le Mans that year. This car,
also driven by Frei, was being shaken down after a rebuild.
If the weather
allows, another testing session is scheduled in December, concerning
aerodynamic improvements for the LC70.
Last two images
by David Legangneux.