Racers Group Testing At Sebring
We do like to know what’s happening on the testing front, don’t we? Russell Wittenberg badgered Kevin Buckler for news of The Racers Group’s test at Sebring this week…

dailysportscar.comThe Racers Group brought three GT3 RSs (the three cars that ran at Daytona '04 and throughout the '03 ALMS season) to Sebring this week for a day of tire and shock testing, followed by two days of Porsche Club racing. Over the course of the day, Cort Wagner and Patrick Long substantially lowered the team’s lap times relative to last year's qualifying time for the 12 Hour race. While the team awaits delivery of its two, 2004 911 GT3-RSRs, it set up the 2003 GT3 RS as aggressively as possible, targeting a performance baseline to start from during testing on March 15-16.

The team welcomed new engineer Gary Grossenbacher, whose wealth of experience working with the Porsche factory will add to the team’s strength as it embarks on its 2004 racing season with title sponsor New Century Mortgage and the Auto Gallery.

Team owner Kevin Buckler said of the testing weekend: "Our goal in testing our 2003 car this weekend is to get a baseline and get everyone working together in a low-pressure environment. We've added some key staff, and we wanted the chance for our drivers and team to get some quality working time together. We're excited to have had the opportunity, and feel that it sets us up nicely for the 12 Hour race in March."

Also, TRG is participating in the PCA club racing weekend in Sebring, and has a stable of 10 customer cars, including four 2004 GT3 Cup cars and a historic 935, running the club enduros. In the past two years, the Club Racing side of TRG's business has boomed, and the company now cares for one of the largest stables of modern Porsche racers in the country.

Roll on March 15, 16, 17…… etc.

 

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