After the first day of free practice and qualifying for the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans, it is KCMG that currently holds the LMP2 pole position, but with four qualifying hours remaining, all could still change.
Free practice was a difficult session, with changing weather conditions that didn’t produce reliable results. Luckily, the weather was much more settled for the first of three qualifying sessions held yesterday (Wednesday) evening.
With Richard Bradley behind the wheel of the #47 ORECA 05, KCMG soon found themselves on the top of the timesheets early on in qualifying. Bradley’s time of 3:38.032 was set on his first flying lap and wouldn’t be beaten.
“The car is really very good,” commented Richard Bradley. “We’ve made big progress in all areas since the Test Day and our evolution continues with each session. The car is really easy to drive. We didn’t have a specific qualifying set up, we were quick without taking risks, and I think we could go even quicker tonight. The car’s base handling was good to begin with, and we’ve improved it and now the balance is very good. Everything is really working very well.”
Currently second in LMP2 is Greaves Motorsport, followed by JOTA Sport.
Qualifying continues tonight at 19:00 CEST (18:00 UK time).