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GRAND-AM 2013: Lally calls for Porsche splitter change

Andy Lally is ready to compete in Grand-Am’s first visit to Circuit of The Americas, co-driving the Magnus Racing Porsche with John Potter. Last year, the pair combined to win the GT class in Grand-Am’s first visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in addition to winning the division in the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona and inaugural North American Endurance Championship presented by VisitFlorida.com.

“We need to work on Grand-Am to allow us to adapt the Porsche splitter for racing in the States,” said Lally when asked what lessons he’d learned at this year’s Rolex 24 that could be applied to pursuing a GT championship for Magnus. “We have too many humongous curbs and and bumpy tracks with character on them here to keep these splitters on them during the race. At Texas I can guarantee that you’ll see a handful of Porsches ripping their front splitters off, while the Ferraris, Camaros, and BMWs can go four-wheels over the curb and not sweat it at all. When we lose the front splitter it throws the aero out the window. I know the second that thing comes off.”

“Other than that,” Lally continued “Magnus have been a very well-oiled machine. The guys are so professional. We have the best mechanics in the paddock and Potter’s done a very good job assembling these guys with Lars’ lead. These guys have been great. We know we’re going to be at a little bit of a disadvantage – I’m not trying to politick too much here – but the Ferraris are going to win this race at Texas. We’ll fight like crazy to keep that from happening and when we get to some of the other tracks we’ll have more of an advantage.”

For 2013, Lally will also compete with Dempsey Del Pietro Racing in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, co-driving with racer/actor Patrick Dempsey. They will be joined by Dempsey Racing co-owner Joe Foster for the Twelve Hours of Sebring classic.

Lally was the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie of the year, and is a three-time Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series champion in three different classes (2001 SRP II, 2004 SGS and 2006 GT). He has 26 career Rolex Series victories, tied for second on the all-time list.

The Grand-Am of the Americas takes place this Friday and Saturday, Mar. 1-2, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex. You can watch Andy Lally and Magnus in action below.

  

 

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