The new 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R

Engine problems slow things for the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R race debut

Today began Day Two for the new SRT race program featuring the 2013 Viper GTS-R and while Day One brought a disappointing set of slower lap times – today brought about a much more serious problem as the #91 Viper ran into engine problems during the first practice session that kept them out of qualifying.

Today’s schedule for the American LeMans Series event at Mid Ohio began with a pair of practice sessions at 8:45am and 11:15am followed by race qualifying at 12:25pm.

The two new teams piloting the 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R came out with the hopes of improving on their 11th and 13th best times (in the 13 car field) from Thursday but during the first practice session, the #91 Forza Motorsport 4 Viper driven by Kumo Wittmer and Dominic Farnbacher ran just 10 laps before the car was taken back to the garage area with an “engine sputter”. This engine problem forced the pit crew of the #91 Viper to decide to make an engine change – a move which prevented them from participating in both the second practice session of the day and qualifying. As a result, the #91 Forza Motorsport 4 SRT Viper GTS-R will have to start at the rear of the field.

Pages

Share on Facebook submit to reddit Share on Google+

Sign-up to our email newsletter for daily perspectives on car design, trends, events and news, not found elsewhere.