Thursday
Feb232017

BAR1 IMSA Test at Sebring

BAR1 is on the ground at Sebring International Raceway for the IMSA Test at Sebring. The team will use the two day session to work with the No. 26 Prototype Challenge car and drivers, Marc Drumwright, Chapman Ducote and Gustavo Yacaman. Fresh off their successful second place finish at this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the team has its eyes set on the 65th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida, March 15-18… and the top step of the podium.

“This is an excellent opportunity for us to get these guys some seat time and continue developing as a team,” noted BAR1 owner, Brian Alder. “The beauty of the Sebring test is the amount of track time. With the way IMSA sets the schedule, we have 15 hours available to us. This gives the drivers, engineers and the crew plenty of time to work on preparing for the 12 hour race. Typically, you’re up against the clock trying to get everyone in the car in one or two hour sessions. If something on the car needs changing, that’s valuable track time the drivers are missing. Under this format, we have two days of trying things you might not ordinarily have time for.”

“We’re glad to have Marc Drumwright back in the car,” added Alder. “Marc drove the Southwest Realty Advisors car in several races back in 2015 and 2016 and proved to be quite competitive. He’s not stranger to Sebring or the longer races, so we expect good things from this driver combination.”

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