Lammers Hurtles Round Spa
The fastest lap set during the Le Mans Series event at Spa in May
was the Pescarolo’s best race lap of 2:06.687.
Jan Lammers was testing his Dome there last week,
and he lapped faster than that.
“We set an unofficial (sportscar) lap record,
with a time of 2’05.68,” says the Dutchman.
“Our relationship and co-operation with Dome
has become more intense and together we decided a few weeks ago
not to complete the Le Mans Series season, but to start already
with the preparations for Le Mans 2007 and the next LMS season.
The first result of this was the tyre test session at Spa, where
this time we drove with the Michelins. The test itself went very
well and both Racing for Holland and Dome, as well as Michelin,
were very pleased with the result.”
Lammers covered 1400 km during the two days.
“A perfect test on a great track: going through
Eau Rouge full throttle with the Dome is still a phenomenal experience!
Together with Dome we will now study the gathered data and implement
it into our preparations for next year.”
The test got in the way of a plan to race the Howard-Boss
Crawford at Utah – but Andy Wallace and Butch Leitzinger seemed
quite capable of coping without their Dutch mate.
“When they asked me to drive for them it was
also still unclear if Butch Leitzinger would be able to stay for
the entire race, because of his ALMS obligations on the same weekend.
But he was able to drive the entire race, because he was able to
fly to the ALMS race, together with a TV crew, directly after the
finish in Utah.”
expects to be helping out Howard-Boss Motorsports at some of the
longer Rolex Series races next year – and he’s also
racing in the Grand Prix Masters (next race in South Africa in November).
PS. We think
the last time Jan Lammers raced a Dome at Spa was in the FIA SCC
/ British GT 1000 km event in 2003 - where this photograph was taken
(Jan with his technical man Davy Lemmens).