LE MANS, FRANCE, (June 3, 2018) – The JMW/WeatherTech Ferrari driven by Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.), Jeff Segal (Miami, Fla.) and Liam Griffin (Britain) had a successful practice today at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France in preparation for the race to run June 16-17.
MacNeil and Segal were fresh off of a top-five finish in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship race in Detroit and jumped right into the No. 84 JMW/WeatherTech Ferrari 488 GTEAM car at Le Mans. All three drivers were able to turn maximum laps on the day without any issues to get their footing for the race in two weeks.
The trio turned 68 laps around the 8.4-mile circuit posting a fast lap of 3:57 that had them ranked seventh in the GTEAM category at the end of the days running.
“Overall a good day at Le Mans,” MacNeil said. “The car showed a lot of pace right from the beginning as did all three drivers. A big thanks to Ferrari, JMW and for WeatherTech for making it all possible. JMW prepped a great car that was ready to go. We were the fourth fastest Ferrari on the day. We made good progress working through some set-up changes. We hit on a handling package that works for all three of us. I am looking forward to the race in two weeks.”
“It was a whirlwind day flying from Detroit and arriving in France early in the morning,” Segal said. “We came in having not worked with the JMW team, but they were great, very welcoming and accommodating. The car was great. When we got behind the wheel everything felt natural. We made some improvements on the set-up and learned a lot about the tires in different weather conditions. We were P2 for most of the day until others started to put on new tires and go for a time late in the day. We were bedding brakes and looking forward to the race.”
“It was great to meet and work with Cooper and Jeff,” Griffin said. “They jumped right in with the team like we have raced together before. They have a lot of knowledge of the car, the way it should be set-up and, of course, how to drive it. We all did a lot of laps today with no issues. A great job by the JMW team with the car and I am looking forward to the race in a couple of weeks.”
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will run June 16-17 at the Circuit de la Sarthe. Live coverage of the race will be televised on Velocity, in addition to live qualifying and practice sessions on MotorTrend.com and the MotorTrend app.
For more information on WeatherTech Racing, including race recaps, photos and team gear, please visit the team site at www.WeatherTechRacing.com. For more information on JMW Motorsport, visit www.jmwmotorsport.com.