Grand Am

IMSA Suspends Prototype Testing At DIS

Richard Westbrook escaped injury when his Spirit of Daytona Prototype machine became airborne and flipped sustaining significant damage. (Photo: Ted Rossino)

Richard Westbrook escaped injury when his Spirit of Daytona Prototype machine became airborne and flipped sustaining significant damage. (Photo: Ted Rossino)

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.

Posted by on Nov 20 2013 Filed under ALMS, Grand Am, Latest Headlines, Road Racing, Top Stories, TUDOR United SportsCar. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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