Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona even got underway, Robert Renauer’s No.58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R spun and hit a tire barrier in the chicane on the opening formation lap prior to the green flag. The team reported no contact with another car, nor any mechanical failures, with the spin apparently caused by cold tires.
Renauer took the car directly to the garage, where the Wright Motorsports team replaced the rear bumper/splitter assembly, rear wing, front bumper, left-front quarter panel/headlight assembly, and the steering rack, in addition to re-aligning the front clip.
While that sounds like a lengthy visit to a body shop or dealership, the team is feverishly working to get the car on track, hopeful of gaining valuable points toward the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD title.
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