F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!
z


Mar 14, 2014 - 06:28 AM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)



Top Stories
· 2014 Australia GP: Formula One F1 Practice Two Results - Hamilton, Mercedes Fastest! (Mar 14, 2014)
· 2014 Australia GP: Formula One F1 Practice One Results - Alonso, Ferrari Fastest! (Mar 13, 2014)
· NASCAR Makes Modifications To National Series Qualifying (Mar 12, 2014)
· 2014 Las Vegas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Race Results - Keselowski, Ford Win! (Mar 9, 2014)
· 2013 Las Vegas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-up & Race Preview (Mar 9, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!


Hot Rumors!
· F1: Vettel could exit amid Red Bull crisis ? (Mar 12, 2014)
· F1: Red Bull could give up on 2014 chase in weeks ? (Mar 11, 2014)
· F1: Ferrari sandbagged in winter testing ? (Mar 10, 2014)
· F1: Every car may retire in Melbourne ? (Mar 10, 2014)
· F1: Schumacher no longer on respirator ? (Mar 7, 2014)
More Rumors!


Dempsey Racing gets a Feel for Sebring with Solid Thursday Practice
Posted by: newsla on Mar 14, 2014 - 06:23 AM
Sports Cars
Dempsey Racing gets a Feel for Sebring with Solid Thursday Practice


With the first day of on-track activity complete, Dempsey Racing is busy preparing for Saturday’s 62nd Running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The No. 27 Porsche 911 GT America, and the No. 28 Dempsey Racing/Konrad Motorsports sister entry, both completed laps in the opening practice sessions at the 3.74-mile circuit. After completing a test at the famed circuit last month, the teams looked to build on the data gained during those sessions while preparing for this weekend’s brutal endurance event.

 

Bookmark and Share
“As often happens at Sebring, you test here and come back a few weeks later to find that the track is entirely different,” Joe Foster, long-time Dempsey Racing co-driver, said. “Our Dempsey Racing teams are working through a few balance things. Additionally, the rule package has been changed in two different areas since the test, so we are also busy trying to adapt to those changes. The circuit here at Sebring International Raceway is just very difficult. The course is very technical for a driver. It’s much different than Daytona where there are basically only three corners. However, since this is a much more difficult track to drive and set up a car, it also means that much more to a team and driver when you do well.”

Andrew Davis, who will co-drive the No. 27 Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America with Foster and team owner Patrick Dempsey, also expressed how the age of the track adds to the difficulty of Saturday’s endurance event.

“The 12 Hours of Sebring is an extremely demanding event, and the physicality of the bumpy circuit makes it as difficult as any 24 hour race,” Davis said. “The GTD class is stacked with strong teams, but I am extremely optimistic with the package we are developing on the No. 27 Dempsey Racing Porsche GT America. We are up for the challenge of being the team representing the Porsche marque on the top step of the podium on Saturday night!"

The No. 27 Dempsey Racing Porsche 911 GT America ranked as high as third in their class during the night practice with a fast lap of 2:06.251 by Davis. The No. 28 Dempsey Racing/Konrad Motorsports entry finished out night practice with a top lap of 2:07.877 by Engelhart.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring airs live beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1, with three hours of green-flag coverage on Saturday, March 15. At 1 p.m., coverage will be streamed on IMSA.com where live images, in-car cameras and announcers will keep fans up-to-date on all track activity. The Motor Racing Network (MRN) will air live flag-to-flag radio coverage, streaming live at MRN.com.

PaddockTalk Perspective



Also in Sports Cars:



 
Related links
· Sports Car Edition
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· More about Sports Cars







Home :: _ 


All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com
Privacy