We are really looking forward to Vici Putting in a great race this weekend! They have a nice section of their site with live reporting. The site uses frames (Vici hit us up for a new site, frames are bad!) so here is the direct link
VICI Racing and development partner Kumho Tire are looking forward to bouncing back in the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach Race this week, after the bitter disappointment of St. Petersburg less than a fortnight ago. A free practice incident at the Florida street course that put the #5 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR out of action for the weekend was an even more bitter pill to swallow for everyone as it came straight after the team’s successful ALMS debut in the opening round of the series, the 12 Hours of Sebring last month.
However, since St. Petersburg the team has worked flat-out to be ready for this Saturday’s 100-minute race on the testing 1.968 mile Long Beach temporary road course, and everyone is looking forward to the challenge posed by one of the world’s most famous street circuits, the second consecutive temporary track on the calendar. Compounding the tight schedule has been the fact that the Florida-based team has had to travel right across the United States for this week’s glamorous Californian event, meaning that the final touches will be put to the #5 car today (Wednesday) in the paddock.
VICI Racing and Kumho Tire have teamed up this year to undertake an exciting, and ambitious, season-long tire development program on behalf of Kumo Tire which aims to evolve new racing compounds for the ALMS GT2 class. VICI Racing is campaigning the new 2008-specification Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. Straight out of the box, the team hit the ground running in Sebring (12-15 March) for a week that would see a whole set of new components gelling together. The performance at Sebring, where the #5 car ran for much of the race in a podium position, exceeded all expectations and perfectly set the team up for the coming season.
- Read the remaining report at VICI RACING