With it’s shop located just over 100 miles southeast of Sebring International Raceway in Coconut Creek, Florida, P1 Motorsports used a little hometrack advantage to hit the ground running Tuesday on the opening day of a two-day IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda test at the historic circuit.
One week after conducting a private test at Sebring with the team’s No. 25 Ligier JS P3, Joel Janco and Kenton Koch unofficially posted the top time in each of the day’s two practice sessions.
Eight prototypes from the LMP3 and Mazda Prototype Challenge (MPC) classes turned laps on the day.
“It was kind of the perfect place to test before a test, and then the race,” said Koch. “For the most part the car was hooked up at the end of that test. We tried some little things in the morning today and ended up just going back to where we were.
“I’m really happy with everything, the car’s really hooked up and Joel’s doing great too. All the practice is really paying off. I’m happy to be a part of it, it’s really been a treat to be a part of this program.”
The day’s lone incident came early in the first session when the No. 44 Ave Motorsports Ave-Riley AR2 of Gary Gibson made contact with the tire barrier in Turn 16.
The team made repairs and returned to the track midway through the afternoon session.
The series will have one final session tomorrow at 8 a.m. before returning for the Sebring race weekend March 14-16.
The second round of the IPC season is Friday, March 16 at 9:20 a.m. ET, live on IMSA.com.