SRT Motorsports’ #91 SRT Viper GTS-R at Petit Le Mans

The SRT® Motorsports team found out why the Petit Le Mans is one of the most feared endurance events in North America road racing, but the new team of SRT Viper GTS-Rs had more than its share of success on its way to finishing 8th and 13th in the American Le Mans Series GT class.

Both SRT Viper GTS-Rs were able to get longer stints out of their fuel loads and their Michelin tires, enabling the team to skip a stop at a Lap 66 caution in order to take the lead. Once the #91 was at the front of the pack, Farnbacher paced 17 trips around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta course, building a lead of more than six seconds before handing the reins to Hunter-Reay.

The #91 Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® SRT Viper GTS-R led 17 laps, pacing the GT field for the first time during the team’s shortened debut season, and went on to finish eighth in the race. The team of Dominik Farnbacher, Kuno Wittmer and IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was one of only four GT cars to run a lap under 80 seconds on the day and finished 369 laps, or more than 937 miles.

“We had highs and lows today, but we learned from all of them and will make our cars better the next time,” Farnbacher said. “The car had to last 10 hours. It’s the fourth race for the car and we came out and raced to the end. We’re very proud of what we’ve accomplished. I’m very proud of my team. We’re all working very hard. We wanted to make it to the finish; that’s all we wanted.”