CORE’s Race Over Early In Baltimore

August 31, 2013

CORE autosport had a race to forget in Baltimore today, as their #06 Porsche was collected in the mess at the drop of the green flag, a pileup which took out all three GT-class Porsches.

Tom Kimber-Smith, starting the car after a 4th place qualifying effort for the team, got ping-ponged down the track in a chain reaction that was exacerbated by the unusual chicane on the front straight of the temporary Baltimore street circuit. He said, “When we went green, the BMW in front of me and I had a good start. Scott Tucker (LMP2 prototype) spun up ahead, so the BMW darted to the left and I didn’t have any time to react. I tried to avoid Tucker as much as I could, but hit him fairly hard. The rest is a little harder to remember. I know I was getting battered on all sides and then I was getting out of the car. It’s really disappointing, because all weekend, in every session, we’ve been fast. We knew this race would be difficult, but we were all looking forward to a solid result this weekend. It was let down for the whole team.”

The team races next at the combined ALMS / WEC weekend at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX, September 19-21.