"We had a tough race today and didn't finish as well as expected. Our set-up was not where we wanted to be. The only thing we can do is keep working hard and test tires and try to get better for the next races," said Wolf Henzler, who has an ALMS championship under his belt (with Joerg Bergmeister in 2008) and a Le Mans GT win (2010).
Falken team manager Derrick Walker revealed that loss of tire pressure started the downward spiral in this race for their Porsche.
"Shortly after Bryan felt a vibration, with the loss of pressure, we obviously realized we had a different kind of vibration from racing problems we are used to. From that point we were in experimental mode. We were going through the range of everything we had with a keen eye on making sure it was safe. We have to remind ourselves that this is a tire development program. I think the real winners today were the pit crew. The boys were ready for anything that came at them, jumping over the wall and throwing tires on the car. If it comes to quickest tire changes and pit stops, the boys took the cup there," said Walker, whose relationship with Porsche goes back to the company's lone IndyCar win in 1989.
"Experience and keeping our cool brought the Alex Job WeatherTech Porsche to the top step of the podium today. We had a good set-up, and despite the fact I was punted off the track twice, we had enough of a lead to stay out front in the class. With Cooper leading the points, a first-place finish was important for our championship chase," said Leh Keen, who is also the defending Rolex Grand-Am GT champion with Andrew Davis in the Brumos Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
"It was drizzling at the start of the race, but the sky wasn't that dark and the pavement wasn't changing color, so we knew we were okay with slicks rather than rain tires. We got off to a good start, and the car was perfect for the entire event - a great achievement as we were struggling earlier in the weekend before capturing the pole yesterday. This win puts us in a great position for the next group of races - four in seven weeks," said MacNeil.
Unofficial points after Lime Rock - Round four of the ALMS Series - next race 7/21 at Mid-Ohio
Points are awarded 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1
Manufacturers Points :
Chevrolet (Corvette) - 78
BMW - 68
Porsche - 59
Ferrari - 55