Aston Martin Racing Sebring test, day two

Aston Martin Racingt 12 Hours of Sebring Update: Pre-Race Test Day Two Date: 15 March 2005 Location: Sebring International Raceway, Florida Weather: Humid, overcast Drivers: David Brabham/Stephane ...

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12 Hours of Sebring Update: Pre-Race Test Day Two

Date: 15 March 2005
Location: Sebring International Raceway, Florida
Weather: Humid, overcast

Drivers:
David Brabham/Stephane Ortelli/Darren Turner Car 57
Stephane Sarrazin Car 58

Distance:
Car 57 36 laps/133.2 miles
Car 58 17 laps/62.9 miles

Today the team continued their pre-race testing ahead of the 53rd Annual 12 Hours of Sebring, with a further practice session for both cars in dry but humid conditions at the Sebring International Raceway.

Team Principal Insight
"Today we were looking to complete further work on race setup and we remain on- schedule in our pre-race preparations.

"The two red flags proved a little disruptive to this afternoons' session, but we've still been able to make progress with both cars.

"Although the forecast weather for tomorrow may prove troublesome in terms of continuing to work on the dry set-up, if we do see rain we'll do some limited running in the wet to ensure we are prepared should it rain during the race as the weather in Florida at this time of the year is unpredictable."
    George Howard-Chappell

Race Engineer Insights

"We've continued to make progress on the race setup today we made a series of minor changes last night which enabled an improvement on yesterdays' best lap time.

"The culmination of worsening track conditions compared to yesterday, two red flags and oil on the circuit proved disruptive, but we're pleased with the outcome of the session."
    Dave Wilcock (Car 57)

"We experienced an issue with the throttle during today's session, but the team reacted quickly and we were able to re-join the practice before the close.

"We have been able to give Stephane (Sarrazin) an extended period of time with the car today which has proven valuable - his familiarisation and confidence is growing ahead of Saturday's race."
    Jody Egginton (Car 58)

<pre> Unofficial Best Laps:

R Fellows, J O'Connell, M Papis           1:57.764      Corvette C6-R
O Gavin, O Beretta, J Magnussen           1:58.849      Corvette C6-R
D Brabham, D Turner, S Ortelli            1:57.998      Aston Martin DBR9
A Figge, R Dalziel, D Empringham          1:58.353      Corvette C5-R
P Kox, P Lamy, S Sarrazin                 1:59.621      Aston Martin DBR9
C Bouchut, S Bourdais, F Gollin           2:00.256      Ferrari 550
T Weickardt, M Rugolo, J Belloc           2:00.258      Dodge Viper
R Kelleners, T Borcheller, J Mowlem       2:00.358      Saleen S7R
A Bertolini, F De Simone, F Babini        2:00.681      Maserati MC12
R Sutherland, N Smith, R Cole             2:13.616      Saleen S7R

-amr-

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Series ALMS
Drivers David Brabham , Stéphane Sarrazin , Stéphane Ortelli , George Howard-Chappell
Teams Aston Martin Racing