ZYTEK - Zytek Engines Power Le Mans Top 4
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22 June 2013
Zytek Engined Cars Lead At Le Mans
First four positions in LMP2 after eight hours.
After eight hours Zytek Nissan engined cars were leading the LMP2 class of the Le Mans 24-hours. The OAK Racing Morgans and two of Zytek’s own Z11SN chassis occupied the first four places with a third of the race run.
Having moved up the field, the number 35 car of Bertrand Baguette, Ricardo Gonzalez and Martin Plowman led the class ahead of the Morgan of early race leaders Olivier Pla, Alex Brundle and David Heinemeier Hansson.
The two Zyteks, similar to the Z11SN that won at Le Mans in 2011, were close behind. Third was the Greaves Motorsport Zytek of Michael Krumm, Jann Mardenborough and Lucas Ordonez. Jota Sport drivers Oliver Turvey, Lucas Luhr and Simon Dolan have all shown great pace and were fourth.
As the race enters its ninth hour, the Zytek developed and serviced 4.5-litre Nissan VK45DE V8 engines are again showing that they are the class of the LMP2 field.
Has been a contributor to RIS since 1992. He was invited to join the staff as a full-time reporter/editor in 1995. Tom has reported on IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition to his RIS work, Tom has been a contributor for General Motors, Nissan, Toyota and the ACO.