Orbit Racing enjoyed a smooth test day at Laguna Seca Raceway Friday, using the 90-minute track session to work on car set-up for the American Le Mans Series race on Sunday.

Peter Baron set the quickest team time in the #43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RS - his time of 1 minute 29.384 seconds on the 2.238-mile road course was sixth quickest in the GT class.

Baron's driving partner, Leo Hindery, noted the big GT grid will ensure a very competitive race.

"It's always fun to be back at Laguna Seca," he said. "It's a real fans' track - fans have great vantage points all around and it's a fun track to give them vantage points on. Peter is right in the hunt and I did some pretty good times, so we're looking forward to the race. There are 20 cars in GT this weekend - the biggest field of the season - so it's going to be hard to get a podium. But we should do top-third if we're lucky."

Orbit team-mates Jay and Joe Policastro meanwhile were learning the track, as well as setting up their #42 Classic Industries Porsche - it's their first time at Laguna Seca.

"We drove around and looked at the corners [on Thursday] and we have a video of the track that we took from the Internet," Joe Policastro said. "It's really exciting. It's a challenging course, much more challenging than I'd read about it.

"The Corkscrew is like a roller-coaster ride - you can't see a thing, then all of a sudden it goes down and around. The turns are fast - probably the fastest turns we've had. It's challenging, but also a lot of fun!"

 

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