Chamberlain-Synergy At Estoril
The Chamberlain-Synergy team has just completed a highly satisfactory,
two day Dunlop tyre test at Estoril (Saturday and Monday) with its
2005 LMP2 Lola and the brand new B06/10 AER V8.
“First day on track and we covered 100 laps
in the LMP1,” says Bob Berridge, “which is remarkable
for a brand new car and engine.
“Then we covered 120 laps today – with
myself, Gareth Evans and Peter Owen driving.
“Nothing has gone wrong, nothing. It’s
run like clockwork. This Lola is a brilliant car, a fantastic car.
It’s run just as reliably as the LMP2.”
Bob Berridge’s best lap has been a 1:28.7,
while the crew in the B05/40 have lapped in a best of 1:31 or so,
which compares very favourably with a time Guy Smith set in the
LMP2 late last year.
Lancaster from AER has been with us for both days, and watching
him work has shown up what a clever guy he is. His new engine is
lapped Estoril 50-60 times during the two days, while his partners
have each more time than that at the wheel. With apologies to Dunlop
for not seeking a comment regarding tyres – but this test
was also a shakedown of the new, very yellow Lola B06/10, and it’s
difficult to imagine that a team could be any happier than the Chamberlain-Synergy
boys, after a first test with an all-new car.
Notice in this
image that the team name on the rear wing is reversed... and Dave
Lampitt is having his lunch!