Podium at Indianapolis secures Vice Championship for Kenny
The final round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge 992 GT3 Cup Championship took place at Indianapolis on Thursday & Friday last week. Aidan would also be in his original race car that was damaged at Road America and now fully repaired. Practice went well in dry conditions with Aidan qualifying in 3rd for race 1 just 6 tenths shy of pole.
Arriving at the circuit rain clouds were overhead and heavy rain was forecast for race 1.
Setting off on the formation lap the track was extremely wet with very low visibility, the field were given two laps behind the safety car before the green flag waved. As he approached turn one two cars made contact and Aidan had to take to the grass to avoid the spinning cars dropping him to p16. After re-joining he set about catching the pack and by lap nine he was up to P12 (P4 in class) but a two car crash on the main straight meant the safety car had to be deployed. Unfortunately, the clear up meant that the race would finish under yellow leaving no further chances to improve his position of P4.
Starting again from P3 for race two Aidan held position at turn one and over the next few laps was in a three-car battle for the lead with Aidan setting the fastest race lap on lap two. As the race went on the leading three cars pulled away from the fourth-place car by seven seconds. Pushing as hard as possible Aidan couldn’t make up ground on second place and had to settle for third place at the flag.
With the points scored in races one & two Aidan secured 2nd place overall in the Porsche Sprint Challenge 992 GT3 Cup North America.
“Overall it was a great season for the 2023 Porsche Sprint Challenge, especially coming home as Vice Champion but of course I wanted more, but it has only made me hungrier for even more success in the future. The ACI Crew gave me the best car they could all season long and I wouldn’t be where I am without them. Now all focus shifts towards the 2024 season, we’re going to be working twice as hard to bring home the championship.”