Ryan Dalziel, #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R
Started 2nd // Finished 2nd // Starting Race 2 in 3rd
It was a good day. We weren’t really sure after qualifying what kind of pace we would have or what kind of pace others had. The first part of the race, we had a good pace. I think I was trying to hard initially trying to keep up with the Lamborghini and then I felt like once he cleared I could put a little bit of a gap between me and Olivier and at the end I just had no tires left. I think I worked it too hard earlier on and had a little too much under steer, I just killed the front tires. Track conditions are really tough. There were a lot more marbles there from the previous race. So overtaking made it pretty tough when you’ve got pick up on the tires. Unfortunately, one more lap less and we could have had the win, but ultimately it’s a good start for our campaign and credit to Effort Racing for as always giving me a good reliable car. Porsche off the line was incredible as always. We are starting third for tomorrow so hopefully we will have another good start. We are tuning the car up a little bit, new tires for sure will help because I think we used these tires too much in qualifying. On to tomorrow and good points for today.
Michael Lewis, #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R
Started 13th Overall (2nd GTA) // Finished 5th (1st GTA) // Starting Race 2 in 12th (3rd GTA)
Big thanks to my team Effort Racing and Porsche Motorsports North America, without their support and their awesome car, this wouldn’t have been possible. That car was really dialed in the whole race and tire management was awesome. I just had to run my lines and pick off people when I felt it was okay to do so. It was awesome communication between me and my engineer Stefan and my mechanic Ricky. I’d like to give a big thank you to the team, Porsche, and my sponsors Curb Records, Eibach Springs, Cometic Gasket. It’s just really emotional and cool to get the first win of the season on our debut. A big thanks to everyone