The Hopeful Six LM P2 team have reason to be cheerful after today’s shakedown at the Rockingham Slot Car Club’s Spa Francochamps circuit. The purpose of the test, one week before the Le Mans 24 hours, was to put the car through it’s paces before the great test of endurance and update oxigen firmware in the team’s car chips and hand controllers. When asked how the car was shaping up, driver Nick Wade reported “Yeah, it’s good, just setup work to do when we get (to Henley-In-Arden) on Friday. You can never really tell until you’re out there on a track full of other cars what kind of adjustments you might need.”
The Leicestershire-based team will run a GRP laminated Oreca 07 body in Dragonspeed colours on an Olifer Racing-designed 3D printed chassis. Earlier in the year a two-car entry at the Suzuka 6 hours, Eindhoven, yielded a double podium finish with second and third places in the LM P2 category. The team makes the step up to LM P2 after two years with the Ferrari 458 in the GT category.