From Daytona wreck to Sebring second row for Pfaff Porsche
Zach Robichon put the No. 9 Pfaff Porsche/Castrol/Wurth/C17 Media/Orlando Company Porsche 911 GT3 R co-driven by Scott Hargrove and Lars Kern on the second row of the GT Daytona class beginning grid in Friday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying.
Lower than two months in the past, Robichon was concerned in a multi-car pileup within the Daytona Worldwide Speedway trioval. Operating in extraordinarily restricted visibility on a 9 a.m. restart, Robichon discovered himself with nowhere to go.
The motive force was OK. The automobile was junk.
“We needed to tub after Daytona,” Robichon mentioned. “The blokes did an unbelievable job with it, and in three weeks we had been right here testing.”
After the Rolex 24, the workforce headed again to the store at Toronto to mainly substitute and ground-up rebuild the Porsche. Then, it was again to Florida for the take a look at.
“It was loads of work, however it was properly price it,” Robichon mentioned. “It’s a protracted haul forwards and backwards from Toronto, simply the truth that the workforce bought it right here to the take a look at was unbelievable. It ran flawlessly. Our solely failure was with one sensor, an element we hadn’t changed after the incident.
“After the take a look at, the workforce refined the automobile. Now we’re in place for the 12 Hours. We’ve been stable in the entire observe classes, and we’ve bought an amazing beginning spot. Clearly it’s a 12-hour race and loads can occur. However everybody at Pfaff did an amazing job placing that Porsche again collectively.”