SRT Motorsports ALMS Post-Qualifying Quotes on Baltimore

SRT Viper GTS-R Baltimore 2013

Marc Goossens – No. 91 Rush SRT® Viper GTS-R (Qualified 7th)

“We’ve been working this morning to get the car better over the bumps because it’s a really bumpy track. We tried to be a little more conservative on the tires in order to be in a good position tomorrow and hopefully that works out. When I pulled in, at that time, I was right up there but unfortunately everybody else went quite a bit faster after that. I’m not concerned about the speed in the car. I’m more concerned about the track position.  Starting P7 is not ideal for a street circuit but we’ll see. Anything can happen here in Baltimore. Last year, there was a lot of chaos.

“I’m still counting on a good result tomorrow. Dominik (Farnbacher) and I are pretty good on race crafts. I’m not panicking too much, it’s just that considering where I was when I let off and came back in to take care of my tires was a much better position than where we ended up. That’s a little bit of a disappointment but at the end of the day it’s still a good car and it’s good for the race and so far we’ve been staying out of trouble. We’ve kept our noses clean and our cars are in great shape for the race.”

 Gary Johnson – SRT Motorsports Racing Manager

“The good news is that the drivers really like both cars. They thought that the cars were pretty good. There aren’t any real issues. We’re going to go back and look at all the data and maybe find something that we can work with. I think we’re on the right track. The race is tomorrow and we’ll go get ‘em then.”

Kuno Wittmer – No. 93 Pennzoil Ultra SRT Viper GTS-R (Qualified 10th)

“The Baltimore GP course is a pretty tough track but it’s equal for everybody in that way.  It’s all about getting the cars dialed in properly. I think we’re going to look stronger in the race than we were in qualifying.

“During qualifying, I took my time warming up the tires, got some good temp into them and kept in mind that I didn’t want to damage any of the tires for the race. It’s a two-hour race; it’s a sprint.”