2019 Acura ARX-01b Review & Changes – The new Acura ARX-01b prototype cars generated their maiden voyage in the week in American Le Mans Series wintertime analyzing at the well-known Sebring International Raceway, while preparing for the 56th annual Mobil 1 12 Several several hours of Sebring looking for Mar 15.
The defending Sebring champions in the LMP2 class, the No. 26 XM Satellite Radio Acura team from Andretti Green Racing arrived back to the 3.7-range, 17-change road research program with extraordinary speed from drivers Bryan Herta and Christian Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi, a longtime available-wheel hurrying legend, transmitted to the AGR team this winter season and effortlessly turned out the speed essential to dilemma the Penske Auto racing Porsche, the defending series champions. Herta drove he connect to a speed of 127.413 mph for the major LMP2 clocking of the about three-time time examine. One much more new Acura driver, IndyCar Series veteran Scott Nicely-identified, signed up with David Brabham and Stefan Johansson in the all-new No. 9 Consumer Feeling 2019 Acura ARX-01b at Sebring, and the Highcroft trio noted the greatest speed of 126.139 m.p.h. Specific commenced his auto racing task in sports cars preceding to a 14-year stint in wide open-wheel cars. Brabham and Effectively-identified are moving to be the regulars in the Buyer Acura by way of the 12-competition American Le Mans Series technique, with Johansson driving at Sebring and Metro Metro Atlanta.
The favored Lowe’s Fernandez team has directed back to the ALMS pathway with the new 2019 Acura ARX-01b chassis just after campaigning the Lola in 2007. Vets Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz are back the cockpit of the No. 15 Lowe’s Acura and timed in at the very best speed of 125.877 m.p.h. in the team’s at first working day out with the new car. The two Penske Porsches, with drivers Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Sasha Maassen and American Patrick Extended, maintained to keep a powerful tempo with absolute best charges of 127.330 and 126.599 m.p.h., correspondingly.
Acura also developed information and facts from the check Tuesday with the reports that the car creator will show to include a 4th 2019 Acura ARX-01b machine in the future in the 2019 year. Earlier Indy 500 winner and two-time Winner Car champion Gil de Ferran may come out of retirement living lifestyle to provide as the major driver and team owner for the de Ferran Motorsports entry. De Ferran, who later on provided as Sports Director of the Honda Formula 1 team, has hired expert auto racing exec John Anderson to have his team’s simple director function. Just recently, Anderson was team director for Dario Franchitti’s Indy 500 and IndyCar Series competition control in 2007.
De Ferran’s new team will transmit a second driver and sponsorship affiliates in the near to future and the Brazilian driver would like to be competing in the American Le Mans Series preceding to midsection-year. Testing proceeds for the about three other Acura squads in Feb as they make development changes for the imminent 2019 year. The advertising will get taking place Mar 15 with the 12 Time of Sebring than the Acura Sports Car Battle at St. Petersburg on Apr 5 and Extended Seashore Grand Prix on Apr 19.