Monday, 25 August 2014

Kptk92 focuses on Le Mans event

First posted on 22nd March 2012 at Legends Racing League

Reigning double ALMS GT Champion Kptk92 has yet to take a win so far after 6 races complete

Kptk92 has admitted that BMW are unlikely to make any major ground up at Laguna Seca this week as the ALMS returns for the third event of the Championship on Thursday night.

The defending Champion is enduring his worst start to an ALMS season in his Career so far and says that other teams have caught up and overtaken his BMW team in the development race.

The Champion has been pessimistic about his opening to the campaign and doesn't expect more improvements this week. "It's been a pretty tough start to the season already where I've been caught up in accidents but generally we've been there or thereabouts on pace. We needed to perform straightaway, which we haven't, especially since Sebring and Indianapolis have some straights that suit our car. Now we're at Laguna Seca and still only 5th in the standings. Laguna is narrow and not many long straights and it's going to favour the Ferraris and oO Troggy Oo a lot, so I'm not expecting to be defending a leading position this week."

But Kptk92 hasn't ruled out a dramatic comeback near the halfway stage of the season, where the ALMS paddock will return to Le Mans with the prospect of double points up for grabs and longer races, giving him and his team-mate iWiP3OuTzz x the perfect opportunity to score some major points.

"The car was very competitive at Le Mans last season so already we have one eye on making sure we perform there and getting three victories. The race distances are nearly double than what they were last season so the team are already preparing for an assault on the Championship in two weeks time. But for now we need to make sure we limit the damage this week at Laguna."

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