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Chip Ganassi Racing Team’s Cadillac Runs a 24-hour Test at Full-length Sebring

The Cadillac V-LMDh finished two 12 hours of racing at Sebring this week

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Aditya Saikrishna
Aditya Saikrishna
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UNITED STATES: Chip Ganassi Racing’s Cadillac V-LMDh completed a fruitful 24-hour test at the full-length Sebring Circuit in Florida. The AXR Cadillac team for the IMSA season also ran their tests at the circuit. 

Sebring will host the second round of the upcoming 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Chip Ganassi Racing team will run a car in the 12 hours race and the 1000-mile season-opener for the World Endurance Championship. 

The driver lineup for the Chip Ganassi Racing squad

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The Chip Ganassi Racing team’s driver line-up for the IMSA GTP category will feature former formula 1 driver Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande, who will drive the Ganassi #01 Cadillac. Chip Ganassi’s IndyCar driver, Scott Dixon, will be the extra driver for the IMSA’s endurance rounds.

Alex Lynn and Earl Bamber will pair up to form Chip Ganassi Racing’s driver line-up for the World Endurance Championship, with Richard Westbrook being the extra driver. 

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All six drivers were in action during the Sebring test. Alex Lynn commented that the track time was crucial for the drivers and the crew members to learn the track and seek more performance. 

Action Express Racing (AXR) also ran a test program in the other Cadillac for their drivers, Alexander Sims and Pipo Derani. Sims, a full-time Formula E driver, felt that the bumps and the uneven nature of the Sebring circuit were a learning experience and that he could understand the car’s behaviour better.

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Kalvin Parker, Cadillac Racing’s assistant program manager, said it was helpful to have two cars running two different programs at the circuit, including night running, to get drivers used to the new headlights in changing track conditions.

Both Cadillacs of the Chip Ganassi Racing team will feature on the grid for the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, the IMSA season-opener. 

The Cadillacs will make their first public runs between 20-22 January next year before the 24-Hour test at Daytona.

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