Panoz Esperante – 2005 Testing Already
Gunnar Jeannette was out testing at Road Atlanta on Tuesday of this
week, as Panoz Motor Sports begins work with the Esperante in the
‘off-season’, prior to Sebring’s 12 Hours next
just starting our testing and development preparations for a winning
season in 2005 and beyond,” explains General Manager Ed Triolo.
“Our goal is to become an economical and successful American-based
alternative to Porsche and Ferrari in the American Le Mans Series."
pleased with the progress made (this year), especially toward the
“Since our Mid-Ohio
debut, the great fan reaction and support to the Panoz racing marque
have gratified the entire team. The fan response to this throaty
sounding, front-engine, and American-made sports car has been phenomenal.
We’re looking forward to keeping everyone posted on our road
to Sebring ’05 and beyond.”
finished seventh in GT at Laguna Seca (in the hands of Jeannette
and Marino Franchitti - below), but on the same lap as the Petersen-White
Lightning Porsche – with a best lap only half a second slower
than the Michelin-shod GT3-RSR.