Vic Rice In The AutoCon Riley
Vic Rice just can’t seem to keep away from the big
events: he was last seen at Petit Le Mans, having just had a tyre
let go on his Porsche and pirouetted through 360 degrees “four
or five times” down the hill into Turn 10A.
image is of Vic at the same meeting, receiving an award as a result
of his efforts in the SPEED GT event.
put him off (of course), and he’s back later this month at
Sebring, in the Riley & Scott Mklll C being run by the new AutoCon
/ RPM team, partnering Tomy Drissi and Michael Lewis.
Vic for some time and have always been impressed with his pace and
consistency in a car,” says Michael Lewis. “If there's
one thing you must have at Sebring to do well, it's consistency.
That plus Vic's previous experience in a Riley-Scott prototype sealed
the deal for us. I think he will impress people with his pace. Another
real benefit is Vic is a big guy like Tomy and I, so not only does
he fit in the car with minimal adjustment, we will also make a formidable
volleyball team while playing the Hawaiian Tropic Girls!!!"
and I have had discussions in the past and I jumped at the chance
when it finally presented itself," commented Vic Rice. "We
all have plenty of experience and know what it takes to be fighting
for positions in the 12th hour of this very demanding event. I think
the AutoCon team has done their homework in the off-season with
the Riley & Scott chassis and it should be a reliable package.
Eighteen days and counting, I can't wait for this event."
AutoCon is anticipating
running in the whole ALMS season plus, entry permitting, the Le
Mans 24 Hours.