USCC: Kuno Wittmer suffers mechanical failure in Long Beach

From press release

This weekend, Canadian driver Kuno Wittmer contested the third round of the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar series, at the Long Beach street circuit.

Teamed up with Californian Jonathan Bomarito, Kuno begrudgingly recorded his first DNF of the season when his number 93 SRT Viper GTS-R suffered transmission problems 20 minutes before the end. 

“We knew that the Viper GTS-R was at a disadvantage on this temporary street circuit. We were simply hoping to score enough points to remain in the hunt for the championship title after our excellent performances at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring,” indicated Kuno Witmer.

Kuno Wittmer, Viper GTS-R, USCC, Long Beach

Kuno Wittmer, Viper GTS-R (Photo: Richard Prince/SRT Motorsports)

“Unfortunately, during the free practice, we started experiencing a power steering problem. The SRT Motorsports team attempted to remedy the situation but the problem reoccurred in qualifying, as well as during the race,” added Kuno, who took the start and drove the first 60 minutes.

Thanks to a pit stop strategy slightly different than his rivals, Kuno, who started in tenth in GTLM class, was in sixth place when he handed the wheel over to teammate Jonathan Bomarito. It was 20 minutes from the end of the race when mechanical problems ended Bomarito’s drive.

The second Viper GTS-R (No.91) entered by the SRT Motorsports team finished the race in seventh spot… California’s Laguna Seca race will take place on May 4th.

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