The 16 Car Diary - Sebring seven hour report

Having run just 45 minutes after having the transmission control box changed on the Dyson Racing No. 16 Thetford/Norcold Porsche RS Spyder, Andy Wallace cut down a left rear tire. Replays indicated that there may have been contact with the No. 37...

Having run just 45 minutes after having the transmission control box changed on the Dyson Racing No. 16 Thetford/Norcold Porsche RS Spyder, Andy Wallace cut down a left rear tire. Replays indicated that there may have been contact with the No. 37 Creation, but Wallace said no. "The tire just blew."

After a 48sec stop for fuel and a new left rear shoe, Wallace returned to the fray. Unfortunately, he'd had to limp in from the backstraight, and the flailing rubber had damaged the rear diffuser. Luckily by the time the Dyson crew had a new rear diffuser ready to fit, a full course caution allowed the seven-minute pit stop to be made under ideal competitive conditions costing the team only two laps.

During the stop, Butch Leitzinger returned to the cockpit. The normally ebullient Wallace was uncharacteristically subdued. "There's not much to say. It was absolutely hideous. Everything. I picked up a puncture going through turn one; and on the backstraight, it just blew out. The tire damaged the diffuser and there you are."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , Butch Leitzinger
Teams Dyson Racing