DXDT Racing Very Encouraged by Roar Test Days at Daytona

DXDT Racing Very Encouraged by Roar Test Days at Daytona

11.01.2018: The DXDT Racing team was very encouraged after they took to the track with a brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT4 for the Roar Before the 24 official test days in preparation for the upcoming IMSA

The DXDT Racing team was very encouraged after they took to the track with a brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT4 for the Roar Before the 24 official test days in preparation for the upcoming IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) race, January 26, as part of the Rolex 24 At Daytona race weekend.

It was the inaugural test for the new GT4 car for DXDT drivers David Askew and Aaron Povoledo and things could not have gone more smoothly.

"I am over the moon and excited to do more and see what else we can get out of this fabulous machine," said team principal/driver David Askew. "It was great to be back at Daytona, a track I love. We are working with the manufacturer on this new car and new platform for Mercedes. This car is quite different from the GT3 version we were running in 2017. It has the same chassis but has different horsepower and a different level of downforce, so there is a learning curve. Additionally, we have a different tire. For the test I stayed focused on getting as many laps to get the data we needed to offer AMG feedback, as well as getting more comfortable with the car and the Daytona track again. In the end we were happy with the test and results."

"It's been a fantastic experience right out of the box for everybody at DXDT Racing and Mercedes AMG," said driver Aaron Povoledo. "Rolling out the new GT4 cars was new for everybody so it was a great testimony that our car literally just got off a plane, was trucked to Daytona, added fuel, and the car did not miss a beat from the word go.

"Every session we went out and tried new things and the car handled its performance. We tested different things to make it faster and it responded so it has been an absolutely encouraging start. I cannot believe it's a new car because most new cars have teething troubles and are really slow at first, but this car fits like a glove. David Askew and I both feel this truly is a testimonial as to what a well-thought out engineered vehicle this Mercedes-AMG GT4 car is.  We jump in and were mixing it up in the pack in one of the most important and competitive series with the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge, where the level of the competition is super close."

A new and expanded 2018 IMSA effort and partnership with USALCO was just announced by DXDT Racing prior to the start of the Roar test days. The former championship-winning Lamborghini Super Trofeo series team rolled out a new competitive platform with AMG for inviting gentlemen drivers to acquire a seat for a single race or an entire season. The opportunity includes a customized driver development program with world-class coaching, expert assessment, engineering input and mechanical maintenance, all with an advancement scale based on one's own comfort for pace and performance.

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Katie Spies, photo   MB/USA Brian Cleary

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