The last of the test session for American Le Mans Series at Sebring International Raceway ended on a different note. DARIO FRANCHITTI/No.9 Patron Highcroft Racing Acura ARX 02a was fastest, at 1;46.367/125.227 mph. The P1 of de Ferran Motorsports had packed up.
Eight cars completed the final 90-minute session, while others were driving off into the sunset.
DOMINIK FARNBACHER/No.21 Panoz Team PT Panoz Esperante put his GT2 car in second place and first in class. His time was 1:47.110/124.358 mph.
CHRIS DYSON/No.16 Dyson Racing Lola Mazda was the fastest – and only P2 car. His lap was 2:31.895.
The three-day test had been a safe and sane one, with no incidents other than mechanical problems on course. The weather was warm and wonderful, albeit windy.
Flying Lizards brought three cars to test, and are keeping two. The third, No.44 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 car didn’t go on track Wednesday. It was back in the compound being throughly freshened and made like new. It had been sold and was being delivered at Miller Motorsports Park. The team will only run two Porsches in the 2009 ALMS series.
Robertson Racing is the only team running a female driver, and it happens to be a husband and wife driver lineup. David Robertson said his wife is now faster than is he.
Next up: The Twelve Hours of Sebring, 18-21 March 2009.
ALMS WINTER TEST WHEELS DOWN TEST – SEBRING INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY
No.9 DAVID BRABHAM Patron Highcroft Racing Acura ARX 02a
No.66 GIL de FERRAN de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX 02a
No.15 ADRIAN FERNANDEZ Lowe’s Fernandez Racing Acura
No.16 CHRIS DYSON Dyson Racing Team Lola 08 86 Mazda
No. 5 MARK BASSENG VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
No.11 JOEL FEINBERG Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Coupe
No.21 DOMINIK FARNBACHER Panoz Team PT Panoz Esperante Ford
No.28 LOU GIGLIOTTI LG Motorsports Chevy Riley Corvette
No.40 DAVID ROBERTSON Robertson Racing Doran Designs Ford GT
No.44 DARREN LAW Flying Lizards Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
No.45 SETH NEIMAN
No.46 JOHANNES van OVERBEEK
No.87 WOLF HENZLER Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
No.92 BILL AUBERLEN BMW Rahal Letterman Team BNW E-92 M3