Newly named WeatherTech SportsCar Championship among five series due to test at legendary airport venue
IMSA has confirmed a four-day open test at Sebring from Tuesday, Feb. 23 through Friday, Feb. 26 at Sebring.
The first two days of testing will be shared by the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, both IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series (USA and Canada) and the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda. The final two days will be exclusively for the WeatherTech Championship.
Said IMSA managing director of racing operations Simon Hodgson: “We did not offer a sanctioned test at Sebring in 2015, but a number of our teams conducted private tests at the facility. At the request of many competitors across our series, we have elected to offer sanctioned testing at Sebring once again in 2016.”
Added technical manager Geoff Carter: “Especially for teams and race cars that haven’t competed at Sebring previously, these test days will be crucial.
“We will also be testing the implementation of electronic upgrades for Prototype Challenge cars, including any fine-tuning to engine control unit mapping and calibrating the new traction control option.”
A detailed schedule of specific times for all test sessions will be announced nearer the date.