It is often said that the big teams have a huge advantage, but do they? And can it be replicated?
The Kinetic team had a hugely successful weekend at Le Mans, taking podiums in multiple classes across all 3 regions and scoring heavily in the constructors championships in all regions. We asked Kinetic's team manager John King to share how the team prepared for the weekend to see if we can understand the secret(s) to the success.
Q: Kinetic is always strong but this weekend was really good for you. What was different?
A. I'm not sure to be honest - maybe just a bit of luck, or lack of bad luck. Maybe also the fact that the iRacing 24 was the weekend before rather than the other way around like it normally is meant that we were more prepared for the Majors races than we normally are.
Q: So you had completely standard and nailed setups then?
No, almost the reverse weirdly enough:
On the LMP1 (which we only ran in International), we basically used the toolkit set, with each driver making very m...