Panoz DeltaWing Racing driver Andy Meyrick has said he and his team-mates will be “focusing on the positives” ahead of the official IMSA Sebring test on February 25-26.
The Braselton, GA based team was running well at January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona until an accident in the fourth hour forced an early retirement.
This test will focus on improving the reliability of the DWC13, which failed to finish at the notorious Sebring 12 Hour race last year when its suspension broke.
However, drivers Meyrick, Katherine Legge and Shaun Rayhall are confident that the test will affirm the impressive pace of their car that was seen early on at Daytona.
“I’m looking forward to seeing what improvements we can make at Sebring,” said Legge. “The team has done an excellent job of moving forward throughout the project and I have no doubt we will make another positive improvement for the 12-hour race during testing this week.”
“Sebring is my favorite race of the season,” added Meyrick, who was at the wheel when the DeltaWing retired at Daytona. “I’ve had some great memories at this track and I am determined that this year we will make another. I want to thank the team for their fantastic effort over the last few weeks. We are focusing on the Daytona positives and that we are in a much better position ahead of Sebring than we have ever been in the past.”
“I’m really excited to get back on track with the team at the Sebring test,” said Rayhall. “I would like to thank the team and Dr. Panoz for all the effort put in over the past few weeks. Everyone has been working really hard at the shop to make sure the car is back in perfect condition. I’m ready to get to work and see what we can learn to help us at the 12 Hours of Sebring.”
The DeltaWing will run the test with a 10 kg weight increase following the release of IMSA’s latest technical bulletin.
Seven other Prototype cars will be present, while multiple entries from the Prototype Challenge, GTLM and GTD classes are also listed.