Testing News From Sebring
We’re not yet fully geared up for Sebring – mid week will see the full dsc team on site – but several teams have been at the track during Friday and Saturday, and there have been a couple of notable incidents.

Intersport came back on Saturday from a minor shunt on Friday (in the Lola B160 Judd) to successfully complete two days of testing - writes Tom Kjos.

Clint Field described the Friday incident: “Duncan (Dayton) was driving – it seems a camber plate pulled off and that put him into the tires at turn 1.” The damage was minor and the team was back up and running the B160 on Saturday, concentrating on set up. “Dad was turning laps in the 1:51 range without really going for times – there is certainly much more there.” It seems the new Judd V8 is a good one.

How is the Judd powered Lola B2K / 40, Clint? “Really good; we didn’t have much preparation, having just gotten the car at eight PM Thursday night. Yesterday (Friday) was just acclimatization. Today (Saturday) we were able to work on set up. We’re very pleased with the Judd – there’s plenty of power.”

The ACEMCO Saleen, the Audi UK Team Veloqx R8s, Flying Lizard’s Porsches and Dyson Racing’s Lolas were all running on Friday (no further news here), but a significant incident did occur on Saturday: we are hearing that BAM!’s new 911 GT3-RSR was written off on its out lap yesterday. The first ‘solution’ is for Porsche to have a new chassis delivered to the track, but no sooner than Friday….. The team doesn’t have a 2003 chassis, of course (correction - they do have a 2003 chassis).

What dreadful misfortune for this new team. We hope they can find a solution that will see them in the line-up next Saturday... (see next news item)

 

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