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Old 31-07-2009, 20:46
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Yes - too bad. I all looks okay for tomorrow's race though.

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SNORAS Spyker Squadron will start round three of the five-race Le Mans Series schedule this weekend from the back of the grid. After an engine failure in the third free practice session, the team did not have enough time to re-fit an engine in time for the 20 minute qualifying session for the 1000 km of the Algarve race that starts tomorrow at 19h15 (GMT).

Both yesterday and today the team spend a lot of time on the track. Both Squadron drivers, Czech Jarek Janis and Dutchman Tom Coronel, went out in the first session, a one hour session at the hottest time of the day, on a reconnaissance mission. Both drivers returned to the box into ecstasy and thoroughly enjoyed the demanding Portuguese track with its blind turns and limited opportunities to relax. To be quick on the track the drivers need to learn a number of tricks or you would be 1.5-2 seconds behind. Towards the end of the session the team discovered a problem with the gearbox and decided to change the gearbox.

Yesterday’s second free practice session, a two hour evening session in partly dark and cooler conditions, was fully used by the drivers to further work on their race setup. Their pace was good and the team eventually set the seventh quickest time without simulating a qualifying run on a fresh set of tires.

In a third free practice session this afternoon, Jarek went out and immediately produced good lap times. Tom went in the car next but he had to return to the pit box shortly after with an engine failure. As the team was not able to be ready in time for qualifying, the organisers of the race gave the team permission to start the 1000 km race from the back of the grid tomorrow. Tom Coronel set the quickest time of both drivers and therefore he will start the race tomorrow for the the team. The race will start at 19h15 (GMT) and it will take the checkered flag no later than 01:15 on Sunday.*Eurosport will broadcast three hours of the race live on one of their pan-European sports TV channels.

About Spyker Squadron
Spyker Squadron was founded in 2001 to underwrite the performance of the highly exclusive hand-build Spyker sports cars. Spyker Squadron is a dedicated team consisting of engineers, drivers and supporting personnel that develops, builds and supports the Spyker GT2 race cars. The team is based in Zeewolde, the Netherlands, where it has a high-tech workshop to support its operations.

For more SNORAS Spyker Squadron updates do not forget to drop by our VIMEO and TWITTER pages which we will be updating regularly.

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Timetable, Live TV & TV schedule:
Timetable: Le Mans Series // www.lemans.org*
Eurosport TV Schedule: yahoo.eurosport.com/tvschedule_clng0.shtml*
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www: Home Squadron | Spykercars
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Old 31-07-2009, 20:58
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Too bad you had an engine faillure. But it is good to hear that you will start the race tomorrow. And in a 1.000 km race your starting position isn't that important.
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Old 01-08-2009, 08:10
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The results of the three free practice sessions and qualifying can be found here: Le Mans Series

A lot of interesting info to be found, such as sector times and times by all drivers, so please take a look!
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:44
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Warm-up

I think the fresh engine is a very healthy one: 3rd in class in the warm-up session and best lap for the Spyker for this race event so far !
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Old 01-08-2009, 14:26
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This promises to be a good race. Fifth place on Le Mans has given the team a lot of confidence
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Old 01-08-2009, 20:16
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Spyker is 5th after 1 hour of racing

Live timing: 1000Km do Algarve--Race
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Old 01-08-2009, 20:35
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6th after the first round of pitstops. Jarek Janis behind the wheel right now.

The pitstop wasn't very quick (1'40.531). For instance the Aston Martin (3rd now) did it in 1'23.115.

And Jarek is losing time to the car in front and behind him.
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Old 01-08-2009, 20:36
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My god that #1 Imsa Porsche is going like a bat out of hell! :O Spyker is doing well though, now in sixth.
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Old 01-08-2009, 20:40
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Now in 5th The Drayson Racing Aston Martin just made an unscheduled pitstop.
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Old 01-08-2009, 21:08
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The Spyker is steady in 5th place. The number 4 car is doing almost the same laptimes, but Jarek is (sometimes) a but quicker. The gap is 20 seconds.
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