Sunny skies on Thursday turned to cold, wind and continuous
heavy rain on Friday, with two 3--minute official practice sessions
scheduled. With clear and warm
weather predicted for race day (Sunday), few GT teams participated in Friday's rainy
morning session. The RS6 team felt that they had learned what they needed to
know about the cars during the morning session, and so elected not to
risk the cars by participating in the afternoon session.
However, Champion newcomer (and Sebring
third-place finisher) Randy Pobst did get his first-ever wet laps in a
Quattro race car, and he put the morning session to good use, getting in a
number of laps' experience with Audi all-wheel drive. His efforts may be put
to good use for Saturday morning's GT Qualifying session, which is slated to
have much the same weather as today's practice.
An interesting factoid - In the over three
years that Champion Racing has been competing in World Challenge with
wet-condition-friendly Audi Quattro race cars (S4's in 2000-2002 and RS6 for
2003), there has NEVER been a wet World Challenge GT race!