Pirelli Tyre Testing At Portland
"We'll definitely need some more time, but we're improving,"
ACEMCO team owner Jeff Giangrande remarked yesterday (Tuesday),
after the second of two days Pirelli tyre testing at Portland.
was sharing the track with Risi Competizione and its Ferrari, both
teams having both drivers present – Terry Borcheller and Johnny
Mowlem in the Saleen, Anthony Lazzaro and Ralf Kelleners in the
ACEMCO was getting
through a large range of tyres (writes Gary Horrocks),
Johnny Mowlem trying about eight different sets yesterday afternoon,
before Terry Borcheller went for a longer run. The Saleen was performing
impeccably and times were significantly quicker (as you would expect)
compared to the last time a Saleen raced here – in 2001, when
Terry Borcheller was at the wheel of the Konrad version.
"Portland is one
of the best places to test because you always struggle for grip
here," elaborated Borcheller. "You can gather data here
that helps in a lot of areas."
The Risi Ferrari had
a minor clutch bother, but otherwise was getting through the miles
and the tyres.
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