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Riley Team AMG Goes to Spare Chassis After Practice Crash

Riley Motorsports has been forced to revert to a spare chassis after a practice crash…

Photo: John Dagys

Riley Motorsports has been forced to go to a backup Mercedes-AMG GT3 chassis following Ben Keating’s accident in Practice 1.

Keating, who is currently third in the GT Daytona standings along with co-driver Jeroen Bleekemolen, crashed in Turn 8 and sustained significant damage to the front of the car. The driver was unhurt in the accident.

The backup chassis was last in competition Detroit this year and is the same chassis that won at Sebring and Circuit of The Americas last season.

Team principal Bill Riley told Sportscar365 that he was unsure if the crashed chassis could be repaired and that the team would evaluate it at a later date.

The team is unlikely to make Practice 2 this afternoon but expects to be on track in time for Practice 3 Saturday morning.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is the lead announcer for SRO America's TV coverage as well as a pit reporter for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.


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