BAM! – KAPOWed Again
Despite Mike Rockenfeller having set the fastest time in GT Qualifying
at Sebring (a superb 2:04.169), the BAM! 911 GT3-RS will have to
start from the back of the grid.
This is the
team’s second misfortune of this amazing first racing week
for them – now they’ll have to make a second amazing
comeback, this time on Saturday, although starting from the back
shouldn’t be a major hurdle. The Orbit car had to do the same
last year, for a similarly obscure reason.
director Tim Munday explains: "We've just been put to the back
of the grid for an infringement of a bodywork dimension. A plastic
trim that sits on the front of the car was two millimeters out of
specification, basically a bump in the plastic. If you sit the car
in the sun, the plastic expands and it's illegal. If you sit it
in the shade, it's legal again."
BAM! fans can
now follow the team through www.bamotorsport.com.
The website includes daily updates during race week, a photo gallery,
audio clips and a fan forum. Fans will also soon have an opportunity
join Club BAM! through the site.
The Job Porsches
will now start 1-2.
won't. More dramas: LMP2 #56 sent to the back, failed engine stall
test, so Marino Franchitti is on pole.
GTS #4 time
disallowed due to wing endplates out of compliance, so #3 Corvette
disallowed due to front spoiler being too low, so #23 is now on
Well done James
more: the Viper lost its 'front row spot' (which it never really
had), owing to a restrictor issue.