"The car ran well except for a rear suspension problem during the morning testing when John was driving. Richard and Piers had very similar times in their test sessions."The times were poorer than expected due to gearing and diff ratio issues which will be changed for qualifying.
"On the straight the best speed was 175mph and it seemed to stay similar whatever rear splitter or trim of the wing was used until we put on a gurney strip which cost 4 mph with no particular settling in the corners. Gradually the car was adjusted to be better for bumps and undulations on the road".
Team Manager Dennis Leech said, "We are trying something with the differential and that caused a small oil leak. There is no rush today so we did a spanner check on the whole car. We are concentrating on handling today. Due to the high speed nature of the track it calls for different aerodynamics than we would use anywhere else and at the moment we are a couple of miles an hour down on our top speed."
Richard added, "The team did not use qualifying tyres or try any one off aerodynamic tweaks to get a time". They finished the session 14th in class with a time of 4:25.304.
Last year's TVR entry, Chamberlain Synergy Motorsport headed by Gareth Evans and Bob Berridge, are this year entered into the faster LM2 class with a Lola AER and finished the test session 17th overall (6th in class) with a time of 3:47.586 while former TVR racers Martin Short and Bobby Verdon-Roe finished testing in 6th and 18th places respectively with their LM1 Rollcentre Racing Dallaras.
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