Professional race car driver Craig Stanton came out to Willow Springs International Raceway yesterday to test and help fine tune the new Supersport Mk2. Craig is fresh off his successful 2014 season driving a Porsche 911 GT America in the IMSA GTD class. In the off season Craig is a recognized driving coach and test driver. We were extremely lucky that Craig was able to fit us into his busy schedule.
After taking the Supersport Mk2 out a few minor changes were made according to Craig’s feedback.
Some of Craig’s thoughts? ” Over time I’ve driven a lot of crap. It’s so fun to drive a really good race car”, “You’ve got a really neat thing here”, and “This car is magic!”
We really enjoyed having Craig drive the car. When we set out to develop the Mk2 we set some lofty goals.
1. Performance equal to a Porsche GT3 Supercup car.
2. Purchase price less than half that of the Porsche.
3. Running costs of 10 cents on the dollar compared to the Porsche.
It has been really satisfying that with the help of great professional drivers like Craig Stanton and Stu Hayner we are achieving all of our goals.
A couple more minor changes to the car are in development. A larger intercooler for more safe power and some tweaking to the shocks. After those changes are made watch out! This car is a weapon!
We are looking forward to the upcoming 2015 racing season as plans are coming together for our works team as well as customer teams. 2015, the year of the Supersport Mk2!
We are located on the entrance road to the Willow Springs International Raceway so if you are coming out to the track please make sure to stop by and check out the Supersport Mk2!