A dreary Wednesday morning greeted the teams and the first of two winter test days for the American Le Mans 2012 season. Morning temps were hovering around 55* with the first session starting 8-11:30AM ET. These two days will be a bit more laid back in terms of competition as lots of data is being collected vs top times.
Falken Tire, Paul Miller Racing and Flying Lizard will be giving the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR its first laps. Both Falken and Paul Miller will also be testing new tires. Falken with its new AZENIS and Paul Miller is now running Dunlop.
It is somewhat refreshing to see the new 911 GT3 RSR running naked and that ass…
In the first session, it was Ferrari and Corvette out front with the BMW’s sneaking in the top six at the end.
Patrick Long had the top Porsche spot in seventh with a 2:02.638.
10th – no44 Flying Lizards – 2:04.099
11th – no17 Falken Tire – 2:04.581
14th – no48 Paul Miller Racing – 2:06.727
We’ve conned our contributing photographer, James Boone, into hanging out down at Sebring and taking some pics for everyone. More from the second session after its completion. Enjoy!
Second session ended up a Ferrari sweep. Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Johannes van Overbeek was the fastest GT driver in the Ferrari F458 Italia setting a time of 2:01.401.
Green Hornet Racing’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup went quickest at 2:07.334 in GT Cup over TRG’s entry of Rui Aguas, Rob Kauffman and Spencer Pumpelly.
Photo: 2012 © James Boone | oneighturbo.com