Doran-Lista Works on Set-up at Fontana Friday FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 29 - Doran-Lista Racing and drivers Didier Theys and Jan Magnussen recorded the eighth- and ninth-fastest times in the two Rolex series practice sessions Friday at California ...
Doran-Lista Works on Set-up at Fontana Friday
FONTANA, Calif., Oct. 29 - Doran-Lista Racing and drivers Didier Theys and Jan Magnussen recorded the eighth- and ninth-fastest times in the two Rolex series practice sessions Friday at California Speedway in preparation for Sunday's Lexus Grand American 400.
The Doran-Lista DORAN JE4 Lexus #27's fastest lap in the morning practice session was a 1:32.697 (109.518 mph). In the afternoon, when the track got more slippery, its fastest lap was a 1:33.924 (108.087 mph). The field is extremely close; if the Doran-Lista car had been just one-tenth of a second faster over the 2.8-mile, 21-turn road course it would have been in the top five in the first practice session.
"We're just continuing to work on the balance on the Doran-Lista car, and trying to make the best-possible compromise between the high-speed straightaways and the low-speed turns in the infield," Theys said. "We would love to win this race for Lexus, the title sponsor of the event, and of course for Lista, our primary sponsor."
"I did about 30 laps since I got here," Magnussen said after Friday afternoon's practice session. "We're making progress with the Doran-Lista car. We're just trying to trim the car out to get the best top speed we can."
Qualifying will be held Saturday at 1:20 p.m. Sunday's race will be broadcast live on SPEED at 4 p.m. Eastern time.
Kevin Doran, head of Doran Designs in addition to Doran Racing, was a panelist on a forum Friday at the track featuring Daytona Prototype constructors. Doran Designs produces the popular DORAN JE4 chassis.
The team also participated in a Hoosier tire test at Fontana yesterday.
For more information see www.lista.com, www.listaintl.com, www.doranracing.com, www.grandamerican.com, www.californiaspeedway.com and www.restartcommunications.com.