The Mike-Newton owned MG Lola EX264 has been running at Snetterton
recently – the second time as recently as today, March 20
– with its newly-installed AER two litre turbo engine.
had to burn the midnight oil getting it together for the test last
week,” said AD Holdings Group MD Adam Wiseberg - but the EX264
ran trouble-free (on March 13) during the first track test, despite
more of the “really arctic” weather that has hit the
Even in those
conditions, the MG Lola, in Tommy Erdos’s hands, lapped “quicker
than at Snetterton last year.”
A week later
and it’s almost as cold at ‘Snett’, with some
rain sweeping across Norfolk first thing this morning – but
slicks were fitted mid-morning, and the team continued clocking
up the miles.
On the driver
front, Jonny Kane is supporting Mike Newton and Tommy Erdos today,
and will do so again at Paul Ricard this coming Sunday and Monday.
weren’t enough teams keen to run all night at Ricard, but
we’ll be running as much as possible, right up to midnight
on Saturday, then start again on Sunday morning,” says Adam
Jonny Kane played
a significant role with the EX257 model when it was being developed
(with some amazing pace at Sebring, in testing in 2002), while the
broadly similar (to the EX264) Intersport chassis, also AER-powered,
finished second overall in the 54th running of the 12 Hours.
Snetterton to come.