quick start BAM! (British American Motorsport) had a quick start to its first race weekend at Lime Rock Park. Porsche factory driver Lucas Luhr posted the fourth-fastest GT time during Friday practice, lapping the 1.54-mile road course in 56.342...
BAM! (British American Motorsport) had a quick start to its first race weekend at Lime Rock Park. Porsche factory driver Lucas Luhr posted the fourth-fastest GT time during Friday practice, lapping the 1.54-mile road course in 56.342 seconds. He is driving the No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for the first time this week, partnering Leo Hindery, Jr.
"It was hard to get used to this one because the track was really, really slippery. But the car came around near the end of the session," Hindery said. "Lucas is a delight to race with. The minute he got in the car, we jumped all the way to third, and that was just on his second hot lap. Weather permitting, tomorrow we'll see where we really are, which should be top-three or even top-two with Lucas in the car."
Lime Rock Park is known as a low-grip track because the track surface has been polished by many years of race action. Lucas Luhr spent much of his first session working with the BAM! crew to increase the car's traction before rain stopped the team effort.
"It's a really low-grip circuit," he acknowledged. "We struggled a little bit in the first half of the practice to get the car to work on the low-grip sections. We tried a few things and the car went better and better. At the end we made another big step forward, but because of the rain shower, we didn't have time to try it. Right now we're in really good shape; I have no worries about not being competitive."
Leo Hindery, Jr. is chairman of the Yankees Entertainment and Sports (YES) Network, which televises the New York Yankees major league baseball games. He hopes BAM! will match the Yankees' recent success, with a win in the YES Network's home market.
"The Yankees came back last night and were victorious for the third game in a row against the Red Sox," he noted. "That's pretty much how Lucas and I are going to have to win on Monday - coming from behind - because I can't race as fast as he can!"