VICI RACING TO SKIP LIME ROCK AND HEAD FOR MID OHIO Miami, Fla. - VICI Racing and development partner Kumho Tires will skip the next round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, ...
VICI RACING TO SKIP LIME ROCK AND HEAD FOR MID OHIO
Miami, Fla. - VICI Racing and development partner Kumho Tires will skip the next round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, Connecticut, next weekend (July 10-12) and instead will return to the series for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio one week later (July 17-19).
It's been a fast moving debut season in ALMS for VICI Racing, with a year- long racing programme which is centred on developing Kumho Tires for the GT2 category. Pre-season, the decision was taken to run the programme in the full glare of the ALMS series and a promising start was immediately made when the team's new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR ran in the podium positions for over four hours during the opening race, the 12 Hours of Sebring.
During the six week break in ALMS following round 4 at Utah on May 18 the team has been working hard to continue to push forward in all areas and we conducted a tire test at Sebring recently which provided valuable feedback and new development compounds will be available at Mid Ohio. Alongside this the team is making technical progress and the results of this on-going development will be implemented in two weeks time at Mid Ohio during the 2 hour 45 minute race which takes place on one of America's classic race tracks. The team has also been expanding in all areas as it gears up to an ALMS future and this includes the arrival of new bespoke transporters in recent days.
VICI Racing is headquartered in Miami, Florida, and is supported by partners Hughes Telematics, Hughes Network Systems, Kumho Tire Co., Wempe and LuxuryMotors.com.
Ron C. Meixner, Team President VICI Racing says: "While we're disappointed to not be running in front of our supporters at Lime Rock, we have made a lot of progress during the summer break and it makes the most sense for us to concentrate full on these improvements and look to raise our game further at Mid Ohio when they will be fully in place. The tire test went very well and as a result Kumho are working on new compounds for us. We have always regarded this year as being primarily focused on development and so we expect to be closer to the GT2 pace at Mid Ohio."