Around the Corner to 2019

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Performance Tech Motorsports completed the official Michelin December Test at Daytona International Speedway with a renewed sense of enthusiasm for the 2019 season. 
 
Performance Tech brought part of its 2019 lineup which features the No. 38 ORECA LMP2 as well as three LMP3 cars. Performance Tech was the single LMP2 team at the test and therefore solely represented the new LMP2 Class. The 2018 State of the Series Address noted the LMP2 prototypes would have a separate class championship in 2019. Most recently IMSA announced the class schedule, giving LMP2 an eight round, permanent circuit schedule on some of Americas greatest sports car courses. 

“Testing the tires was the big thing,” O’Neill said. “We did long runs, short runs, tested camber and pressures. We had a run list of things to work through over the day. It was good to work with Michelin; they were really helpful. 
 
“Michelin was very serious at keeping this a tire test. Which was really cool. They would confiscate beacons. They had guys on bikes riding around checking for them. They have it figured out; they know what they’re doing. They’re a big company they’ve got it going on.” 

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