Factory Panoz Esperante
We’ve been willing this to happen – and now it has.
Panoz Motor Sports will enter the heavily revised 2004 Esperante
GT-LM in the ALMS, from Mid-Ohio onwards. We hope that means in
the whole of the ALMS.
If suggestions of a sub
2:04 time at Sebring are correct, those 911s had better look out
– throughout the season.
The full factory entry
will be driven by Gunnar Jeannette and David Saelens, two of the
‘team drivers’ in 2003. This is the return of the factory
team for the first time since 2002.
said Don Panoz, owner of Panoz Motor Sports. "We wanted to
build and race a car that is more in line with the cars that we
sell for the road, so we took some time away to make that happen.
We're looking forward to racing at Mid-Ohio.
that the car will not only be ready to race, it will also be very
competitive," continued Panoz, "but before we commit to
running the rest of the season, we want to see her in real racing
The GT-LM was
built by Elan Motorsports Technologies (EMT), and is believed to
be a huge step forward from the 2003 version.