Esperante At Road Atlanta Too
It wasn’t just the Audi Sport UK Team Veloqx cars
at Road Atlanta: the new Motorsports Technologies Panoz Esperante
GT-LM ran its first ever laps on Thursday and Friday, with Scott
Maxwell at the wheel.
was very impressed with the way the car performed," said the
Canadian. "The car did everything a competitive GT sports car
is supposed to, and with no problems whatsoever. For a brand new
race car that has never turned a wheel before today, that is an
evolution of the Esperante design has come a long way from the first
generation that raced last year. I think this car has outstanding
have been working long hours to get the car ready to test, and seeing
it performing flawlessly on the track was a big payback for their
hard work," said Elan MT CEO David Bowes. No times were released.
This is the
car that Rick Skelton was so looking forward to, while testing the
2003 car at Sebring last month. That test did include a new Bosch
management system, which incorporated traction control. The new
chassis includes 150 modifications from the original, and lighter
weight is an important part of the overall improvement.