Sebring 12 Hours post race comments by Vic Elford*

"Although neither car finished at Sebring, the MBD Sportscars team came away with a very positive attitude and a lot of new information on the Panoz-Mugen that they lacked at the start of the week.

"Scott Maxwell took car #17 from 16th on the grid to 12th at the start of the race. Milka Duno then improved it's position to 8th before handing over to John Graham. He also drove a full stint before the gremlins attacked the electrical system, ultimately forcing it's retirement.

Didier de Radigues was forced to start from the back of the grid as an engine change had made night practice impossible for car #18. Only twenty minutes into the race the car suffered a broken alternator belt. From then on it ran strongly for 6 hours, providing valuable engineering data for the future, until being finally sidelined by a broken CV joint.".

* Sporting Manager of MBD Sportscars Team