Sebring: Hyper Sport Porsche qualiyfing report

Atlanta, GA. March 13, 2003 A long week at Sebring continues to pay off for the Hyper Sport Porsche 911 GT3RS. A field of fifty-seven cars will start at the 51st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours at Sebring on Saturday, March 15th. The number 03 Hyper...

Atlanta, GA. March 13, 2003 A long week at Sebring continues to pay off for the Hyper Sport Porsche 911 GT3RS. A field of fifty-seven cars will start at the 51st Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours at Sebring on Saturday, March 15th. The number 03 Hyper Sport Porsche has had a successful week of testing and practice as well as a solid qualifying session by Joe Foster.

The Hyper Sport Porsche will start in the 16th spot of the GT class category with a qualifying time of 2:10.922 by driver, Joe Foster. "Set-up on the car is good and the Pirelli's are performing well", says Foster. The early morning practice session went well for Rick Skelton as he set his fastest lap for the week. Skelton and Nyberg both continue to improve lap times as the week continues.

As dusk moved over the famed 17 turn circuit at Sebring today, the Hyper Sport team completed the hour long night practice session utilizing all three drivers. The night session was the first opportunity for Nyberg and Skelton to experience Sebring under lights. "It was important to gain perspective of the traditional day to night race environment and my objective was to drive the car in the dark as well as I did in the daylight," states Nyberg.

Elan Motor Sports Technologies and Hyper Sport unveiled the new Panoz Esperante GT-LM race car at Sebring International Raceway today for media and fans. Hyper Sport will begin testing the car in May this year and debut it at the next American Le Mans Series event.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Rick Skelton , Joe Foster