IMSA Suspends Prototype Testing At DIS
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Testing for the Prototype and Prototype Challenge classes of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has been halted at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Officials from the International Motor Sports Ass’n and Continental Tire made the announcement Wednsday morning, citing “issues were discovered during testing at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Tuesday.”
Among the incidents during a high-speed day of testing Tuesday on the Daytona road course was a wild crash involving Richard Westbrook and the Spirit of Daytona Prototype machine.
Westbrook’s Corvette DP became airborne and flipped sustaining significant damage, though, Westbrook escaped injury.
Joao Barbosa turned the fastest lap on Tuesday in the Action Express Prototype at 1:39.623. The lap was better than Jorg Bergmeister’s existing track record of 1:40.553.
On-track testing will continue at Daytona on Wednesday for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes. On-track testing of the DeltaWing DWC13 prototype – which utilizes a unique tire and technical package – will also continue as scheduled.