The calm after the storm: our car sits quietly in parc ferme after a sixth in class finish. Damo had a great final stint. Without some issues in the pits we had a good chance to win this one and be Top 10 overall. On to Silverstone!
Some chaos, but the last pit stop (hopefully!) is complete. @dam1enfaulkner to take it to the finish now.
Frustrating Quali for us today. The car was strong among the other Mercs in the first two sessions, but I had a puncture at the start of the all-important Q3. We were able to replace with a used tire to get a lap, but at 1.2s off the pace, we are 41st to start. It will be a long race!
Ready for her big day. Quali in 25 minutes.
Tomorrow, we race! I will drive in the Quali 3 session and start the race; @gmgabbiani and @dam1enfaulkner will take it from there. Watch the race live at 8:45am eastern on Motor Trend On Demand (or on the Blancpain YouTube channel via VPN). There will be a highlights show at 5 and 7pm on CBS Sports, as well. Tune in!
Some great running in FP1 this morning and we are getting up to speed quickly. More tuning on the car this afternoon.
Update on the IMSA program: Lone Star Racing to Debut No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) IMSA WeatherTech Championship Race, followed by Road America, VIRginia International Raceway and Laguna Seca.
Really excited to be on my way to Monza to join HTP Motorsport as a part of this MASSIVE grid for the Blancpain Endurance Series! I'll be in the #86 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with my buddy Damien Faulkner. For those in the US, prepare your Motor Trend On Demand subscriptions for live coverage, or CBS Sports for the highlight show--more info to come.
#Repost @lsrteam with @repostapp
Completed a very productive two days of testing the @lsrteam #mercedesamggt3 at @cota_official with @mikeskeenracing and #danknox. We will be back here in a couple of weeks to debut our new racecar. Until then enjoy this #frontendfriday pic of our Mercedes AMG-GT3. #mercedesmotorsport #mbusa #becauseracecar #olloclip #cota
Who wants a MotoGP bike? They're giving them away at COTA today.
Day 1 of testing at COTA is almost complete and we are loving this Mercedes-AMG GT3! Great weather and more track time tomorrow. @cota_official @mercedesamg @lsrteam
It was a windy bike ride in Charlotte today. Had to take a couple minutes to watch these guys drift it in tail first.
The @lsrteam has been on an Easter Egg hunt. They won. @continental_tire #forwhatyoudo
Gorgeous. Everyone go give @mccannracing a follow to stay current on what we're up to and come see us at @virnow at the end of the month!
Nothing like some jet fuel to get your lungs pumping.
Having a blast running these Radicals around Road Atlanta today. The SR8 is flying! Good to see a bunch of pro driver/coach friends here as well.
Very happy to announce that I will be joining McCann Racing in PWC, driving this gorgeous Audi R8 LMS. Our first race will be the SprintX round at VIR on April 29-30. Come join us!
Passing state inspection with a 16 year old/200k mile M5 is a win! She can have a bath now. #oldcarproblems #donutsanyone
You never know what you'll find on a mtb adventure! Now back to VIR to catch some NASA SpecE30 action!
Great shots of the new paint on my @censport lid! Should get some good use out of it this year!