Lynn happy with opening test day ahead of Sebring debut


Alex Lynn turned his first laps for WTR at Sebring - Credit: Richard Dole/LAT Images, courtesy of IMSA

Alex Lynn set the sixth fastest time on his first day driving at the Sebring International Raceway, as he continued his preparations for the Sebring 12 Hours next month.

The Briton put in a number of laps in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R. as he joins the team in place of the freshly retired Max Angelelli alongside Jordan and Ricky Taylor for both Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

Lynn admitted there were a lot of things to learn as he adapted both to the car and to the circuit, with the outing the first time he has driven on an American circuit.

“There were a lot of new things for me to learn today,” said Lynn on Motorsport.com. “I think we had a really positive day. I’ve learned a lot from the engineering team and also Jordan.

“He’s obviously been a really great team-mate for me today. We were going through a lot of stuff and trying to put in some good lap times.” 

Lynn believes the 2017 DPi cars allow drivers coming from a single seater background to come in and be immediately competitive, with the Briton having stepped away from the GP2 Series after two seasons that saw him take five race victories.

“I think this new generation of Prototype in IMSA, relates quite nicely, because they’re obviously really powerful cars with high downforce,” added Lynn.

“It’s more coming into that trend of a real open-wheel spec kind of car or even an LMP1-type car. I feel like my experience there has helped me.”