Team Satisfied With Viper’s First ALMS Race

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Just six months ago, the 2013 Viper was nothing more than a drawing in a computer, but over this weekend, it proved its metal on the track at Saturday's American Le Mans Series event at Mid-Ohio. SRT Motorsports’ Team Viper was pleased with the new SRT Viper GTS-R race cars, as both cars finished the race, and one finished well, placing top-10.
Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher finished 10th in the No. 91 Forza Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R while Marc Goossens and Tommy Kendall were 12th in the No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R.

"Our first goal was to get through the race without any major problems," said Gary Johnson, Road Racing Manger - SRT Motorsports. "We accomplished that. In fact, we were making progress throughout the race. The cars were getting better. Today's race gives us an opportunity to know where the issues are and where we need to focus."

"It wasn't pretty but both cars finished," said Bill Riley or Riley Technologies. "We've got a lot to build on. We're about two seconds off where we need to be and that showed in the race. Now we need to build on that and go from there. We were consistent but there are things we have to work on. There are gains to make with the car. We'll keep chipping away on it. I think we'll get about half of the gap taken care of pretty quickly."

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