BAR1 planning next steps

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BAR1 planning next steps

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BAR1 planning next steps

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With the Riley/Multimatic Mk. 30 P2 chassis it raced at Daytona up for sale, BAR 1 Motorsports owner Brian Alder says his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team is busy searching for a direction to follow.

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“We made a gamble on the Prototype class with that car and I believe it’s really good,” he told RACER. “Mazda’s going very good with the chassis as their DPi, so I know it has a lot of potential. But our only showing was Daytona and we didn’t have any pro drivers to show that potential, so the car’s owner has decided to sell it.”

Listed with an asking price of $395,000, the ex-Keating Motorsports Mk. 30 made its debut at last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans before being acquired by one of Alder’s clients. At Le Mans, and again at Daytona in January, the car’s top speed limitations prevented a competitive outing, but it’s believed the chassis has potential to at circuits where low-drag aerodynamic setups are not required.

“I wish we had more time to work with the car, but since it’s being sold, we’re working on what’s next for our team,” Alder continued. “Nothing for us to report at this moment, but there are some talks taking place that could lead somewhere interesting.”

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