Liberty Motorsports pre-season test 2010-01-24

Liberty Motorsports was at the historic Sebring road course to participate in some further pre-season testing. Driving one of the team's Zetec powered Van Diemens was Terrick Mansur who finished 3rd in the 2007 F2000 Championship series. It was a...

Liberty Motorsports was at the historic Sebring road course to participate in some further pre-season testing. Driving one of the team's Zetec powered Van Diemens was Terrick Mansur who finished 3rd in the 2007 F2000 Championship series. It was a reunion of sorts as Liberty Motorsports team manager, Chuck Lessick, was Terrick's crew chief during the 2007 season. After the 2007 season, Terrick took a break from racing to pursue his education and is now looking at making a comeback.

Mansur was quick to knock the rust off in the morning session turning some quick laps in the Liberty Motorsports Van Diemen. "We put him out on some used rubber just so he could get used to the car. He hasn't been in a car since the 2007 season.", said Lessick. Sharing the track with just 4 other cars all day would offer the Liberty Motorsports crew to take the opportunity to get feedback from Mansur and make set up changes. "We were just one of only two F2000 cars out there today. It was nice to have all that track time and all that room to run. We gathered a lot of valuable data.", said team owner Brian Belardi.

Liberty Motorsports welcomed the afternoon session by being the first team to test the new Cooper Pro Series radial tire. Mansur would also show his stuff by turning laps approximately 2 seconds a lap faster than the quick times on last years spec tire. "This was a great opportunity to get some time with the Cooper Tire engineers and get some experience with the new tires.", said Lessick. Next up for the team will be another test at Andersen RacePark in Palmetto, Florida.

-source: liberty motorsports

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