Mid-Ohio: Highcroft Racing Thursday notes

HIGHCROFT RACING LEADER OF THE PACK IN FIRST PRACTICE AT MID-OHIO Brabs Scores Fastest Lap Time of the Promoter Test Day with 1:11.298 Tight driver teamwork brought home the top position for Highcroft Racing at the first practice...

HIGHCROFT RACING LEADER OF THE PACK IN FIRST PRACTICE AT MID-OHIO
Brabs Scores Fastest Lap Time of the Promoter Test Day with 1:11.298

Tight driver teamwork brought home the top position for Highcroft Racing at the first practice session this afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Stefan Johansson, who started off the session as the rain dwindled, initially found the track greasy, but said "it quickly improved as the session went on." Stefan made the best of challenging conditions and the team made several changes to the setup. These changes ultimately allowed Stefan to go 4/10 of a second faster than his previous best time in just the first half of his last lap before being called into the pits for a driver change.

These changes paid off when David Brabham took the wheel. Finding the handling a bit difficult in his first couple of laps, Brabs noted that "the balance changed over the course of the run and the car just kept getting better and better. The changes we made during the session enabled us to get in a flyer which gave us the quickest time of the day." Both Johansson and Brabham found the car to be close to where the team needs it to be for tomorrow's qualifying and Saturday's race. Johansson noted "we have a good base after testing here in June and now all we need to do is fine tune it to stay in the lead."

Owner Duncan Dayton noted "both the drivers were driving quickly; their times were quite similar. The fact that we're at the top of the leader board speaks for itself."

-credit: hr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Duncan Dayton , David Brabham , Stefan Johansson