Abdulaziz Alfaisal, Andrea Bertolini and Khaled Al Qubaisi shake down the JMW Motorsport Ferrari 458 at Le Mans
JMW Motorsport enjoyed a welcoming and fruitful time at the recent Le Mans test weekend in preparation for the big race on 22-23 June.
The team welcomed its three drivers Abdulaziz Alfaisal (KSA), Andrea Bertolini (ITA) and Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE). It is a case of 1-2-3 for the JMW trio with this being Khaled’s first Le Mans race, Andrea’s second and Abdulaziz’s third!
Before turning a wheel on the track it was the team’s great pleasure to meet and congratulate the winner of the 2013 Dunlop ‘Design the Drive’ competition, Mickael Guyot from France. Beating hundreds of entries from across the globe, Mickael’s winning livery was officially unveiled on Saturday 8thJune. The design celebrates this year being Dunlop’s 125thAnniversary and makes a striking impression which we are sure the fans will love just as much as the team do.
Sunday saw the team take part in the two 4 Hour practice sessions which took place in some interesting and changeable conditions, with a few red flag interruptions to boot. For JMW Motorsport is a time to lay the foundations for the fortnight ahead. As the saying goes ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’!
The test session gave the drivers vital time to become familiar with the car and circuit, and as always the Dunlop tyres won great praise. As the only privateer and Dunlop shod team in the LM GTE Pro class it may be fair to say the team wouldn’t be adverse to some rain come race weekend given Dunlop’s superb wet performance!
Further scrutineering and administration will take place on Sunday 16thJune followed by a week of events including autograph sessions, drivers’ parade, and practice sessions. Mandatory night laps and qualifying sessions will see the adrenaline run high from the onset!