The new Viper GTS-Rs look right at home during the American Le Mans Series.
SRT chief Ralph Gilles was on hand at the 2012 American Le Mans Series Race at Mid-Ohio to witness up close his 2013 Viper GTS-R on the vaunted track. Two GTS-R models participated in the race and both performed admirably.
Gilles commented that he was pleased with not only the top 10 finish but also of the camaraderie his teams showed. SRT Motorsports goal for the race was to finish the competition with both teams still in the mix. Participating in the GT Class, Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher piloted the No. 91 Forza Motorsports Viper GTS-R to an impressive 10th-place spot while the second GTS-R sponsored by Pennziol Ultra placed 12th. Their theme for the end of the race was "Mission Accomplished" and it really showed in their effort.
Gary Johnson, Road Racing Manger of SRT Motorsports commented that "Our first goal was to get through the race without any major problems. We accomplished that. In fact, we were making progress throughout the race. The cars were getting better. Today's race gives us an opportunity to know where the issues are and where we need to focus." Next up for SRT Motorsports and Team Viper will be the 4-hour Road America race in Wisconsin on August 19th. I think I can speak for just about everyone to say it's good to have the distinct noise of the Viper GTS-R's 8.4-liter V10 engine back on the track during the American Le Mans Series again.