Sebring Testing
Since the announcement of the ACEMCO Saleen S7-R late last year, and then the confirmation that Johnny Mowlem and Terry Borcheller would drive it in the 2004 ALMS, things have gone rather quiet regarding this project.

That should change very soon though, because the team begins a five day test at Sebring on Monday (January 12), with both drivers present – and both cars. The plan all along has been to secure two cars, and race one.

The test is a Pirelli affair, and we’re expecting Hyper Sport to be present too, with the Panoz Esperante GT car. Who else?

Corvette Racing will begin the next stage of their winter development programme at the same track on February 1. A new six speed transmission, engine developments, aero changes, new drivers – and Michelin tyres of course – will all be under intense scrutiny. Whichever team does race the Care Racing Ferraris in 2004’s ALMS will find Corvette Racing better prepared than ever before. Doubtless the Ferraris won’t have been standing still either though.

Max Papis won’t be available for the first day of the test (he’s racing at Daytona), but all six drivers are eventually expected to drive the revised Corvettes.


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