Road America: BAM! Friday test report

short shift BAM! (British American Motorsport) had a short opening day at Road America, site of Sunday's American Le Mans Series race. The No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR lost power and stopped on course with an engine-related problem,...

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BAM! (British American Motorsport) had a short opening day at Road America, site of Sunday's American Le Mans Series race. The No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR lost power and stopped on course with an engine-related problem, just 25 minutes into the first practice session. Leo Hindery, Jr. started the session; his co-driver Sascha Maassen didn't drive on Friday. The BAM! crew will replace the car's engine and the team will be ready for practice and qualifying on Saturday.

"It's ironic, the car was actually handling really well," Hindery said. "I said to Tim [Munday, BAM! owner and technical director] early on that it was under-powered and it seemed like it took a long time to build up power as I was coming up the gears. With just one tweak, the car was handling unbelievably well, everything was just super. But we'll change the motor tonight and see if we can figure it out. We'll try again tomorrow."

-bam/sp-

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Leo Hindery