After posting poor results at both Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Lime Rock, the governing body of the Pirelli World Challenge has returned Cadillac Racing’s ATS-V.R to a similar spec it was in at the start of the season.
The ATS-V.R was slapped with Balance of Performance adjustments for the PWC round at CTMP that saw the racecar’s max boost pressure lowered. The recent changes affect the ATS-V.R’s boost pressure at high RPMs, which should help Cadillac as the series heads takes to the fast straights of Road America this weekend.
PWC’s arrival at Road America will revert the field to back to its ‘Category B’ BoP configuration, which is only used at Circuit of the Americas and Road America. As a result, the Aston Martin, Porsche and McLaren 650S GT3 have all received BoP adjustments as well.
Cadillac racing driver Johnny O’Connell was 11th in the first race at CTMP, with teammate Michael Cooper finishing 12th. In the second race, O’Connell was eighth while Cooper was tenth. At Lime Rock, O’Connell took third to grab a podium in the first race, however he and Cooper were 14th and 17th in the second race.
The pair is looking forward to their arrival at Road America, a driver favorite not just in PWC but IndyCar and IMSA as well.
“Road America is on every drivers top five list of favorite tracks,” O’Connell said. “It is difficult to pick a favorite section, but I have always loved The Kink. We got a little horsepower back, how that will play out this weekend down the long Road America straights we will have to see. With a little more horse power than the last two races, hopefully we will get a little closer to being on equal footing.”