Lowe's Fernandez Racing on Pace in Sebring SEBRING, Fla. (January 24, 2007) -- Lowe's Fernandez Racing today concluded a successful three-day test session as part of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Open Test held at Sebring International ...
Lowe's Fernandez Racing on Pace in Sebring
SEBRING, Fla. (January 24, 2007) -- Lowe's Fernandez Racing today concluded a successful three-day test session as part of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Open Test held at Sebring International Raceway. Piloting the #15 Lowe's Acura Lola B05/40, Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz completed over 180 laps on the 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course and posted a best time of 1:47.006 to land second-place overall on the timesheets amongst the 18 participants.
The test was a continuation of the team's promising pre-season program in preparation for its official debut in March. Lowe's Fernandez Racing is one of three new Acura- powered teams entering ALMS competition. Fernandez and Diaz will take their first green flag in the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 17, which will mark the 55th-running of this historic event.
Adrian Fernandez: "It was a good test. We were working on the final setup for the car more than trying to put the fastest lap, focusing on long runs and the race. We are making good progress. Luis and I are getting better all the time -- as is the whole team -- and our driving styles are very similar. There is a lot of strong competition in this series -- great teams and good cars. I'm excited. We will be ready for a good fight."
Luis Diaz: "We have been making a lot of improvements and taking a lot of big steps every day. I think we were very competitive against teams with a lot more experience which speaks well about the team and the whole package we have here. Sebring is one of the most difficult tracks that I have ever driven. It is super bumpy and super fast. It's really different, and I enjoy driving here."
Tom Anderson: "As we begin our 2007 testing here at Sebring, it is all about perceptions and engineering as we see how the chassis and engine and all the teamwork needed here stacks up against the competition and against a large learning curve. Obviously there is a lot of work to be done to be where we need to be 60 days from now. We are looking forward to continuing our testing program in February, and to our first race here at Sebring in March."