IMSA WeatherTech Sebring Winter Test Day One
SEBRING, Fla.—After days of cold rainy weather, the skies were clear and the sun shining at the Sebring International raceway, site of the two-day 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Winter test.
About three dozen cars from the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship turned out to test their set-ups for the season’s next event, the Mobil 1 Sebring Twelve Hours on March 18.
Ten prototypes were entered; the quickest, no surprise was the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R, a car which came with several car-lengths of winning the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. Driver Filipe Albuquerque lapped Sebring’s rugged 3.74-mile track in 1:49.759 in the afternoon session.
The Rolex 24 GT Le Mans class-winning #66 Ford-Ganassi Ford GT was quickest in class on the day, with driver Dirk Mueller turning in a time of 1:58.894.
Colin Braun in the GT Daytona #54 Core Autosport Porsche 911 GT3 R was quickest in class at 2:02.691.
Chuck Quinton in the Don’t-Hit-Me-Pink #8 Starworks Oreca-Chevrolet topped the Prototype Challenge class with a lap of 1:56.120.
Racing resumes at 8 a.m. on Friday and continues until 5 p.m. Tickets cost $10. people holding tickets for the Sebring Twelve Hours can attend the Winter Test for free.