Monday Testing At Sebring
An interesting variety of cars were present yesterday, February
6, for the first of three days of testing at Sebring.
After “a foot of rain on Friday and Saturday”,
Monday’s weather was perfect.
One DP was present – the Callaway Crawford,
running with an open exhaust, Andy Wallace setting laps in the 2:02
LNT was getting
through lots of work with its Panoz, “building it up, running
it, tearing it down and building it up again”. Best laps were
in the 2:05 region.
pair of Dyson Racing Lola B06/10s were together on a track for the
first time, and the team is planning one more test before the 12
Hours. “Getting miles on the cars” was the order of
the day. Guy Smith was present, but no Butch Leitzinger.
After an engine
change, James Weaver completed 39 laps, with a best time of 1:49.8s.
Not many changes on the car were carried out but the car was very
responsive to those that were and improved every time.
Andy Lally and Ian James were running in the Miracle
Courage, and James Gue reported that one of the drivers set a best
time of 1:51 early in the day.
and Marco Werner were doing most of the work in the two Audi R10s,
and didn’t seem to be having any problems at all… a
best lap of 1:48.3.
a possibility of rain on Tuesday.