IMSA WeatherTech Championship driver Tommy Milner has shared his thoughts on the crash that took him out of the race at the Charlotte Roval. Speaking ahead of this weekend’s Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta he commented saying:
“Unfortunately, the guys are used to that kind of thrash. “The car has felt great so far this weekend, and it seems like there are no ill effects from the accident. The toe setting was a little bit off because of a new steering rack, but the guys fixed that immediately.“A lot of the things that got fixed and replaced were all parts that were going to come off the car for this race anyway,. “There was a lot of work, but most of the stuff was planned already. The biggest challenge for them was, ultimately, getting some of the bodywork to fit the way it’s supposed to. Those little details probably took more time than they would have liked.
Had the part lasted another 15 minutes (to the end of the race), it was scheduled to be changed anyway and we would have caught it then. “We were a little unlucky there. I think the loads from the banking on the car at Charlotte, even in the wet, were quite a bit higher than what we see at Daytona.
“The (September race) was really a great dress rehearsal for Petit Le Mans,”. “We gathered a large amount of data from that race, and you get to see how you stack up against everyone else. The encouraging thing for Tommy and I is that we came away with a very strong second place. If a couple of other things had fallen our way, then we could have very easily come home with a victory.”