Norma Automotive in the IMSA Championship!Published on: 24 May 2018 LMP3
The M30 cars achieved excellent results in the United States. We met the Forty7 Motorsports crew entered in IMSA Prototype Challenge at the wheel of two Normas.
The IMSA season started last January with a first podium for the team. Authors of the pole position in qualifying session, the 47 car driven by Austin McCusker and David Droux finished second of the overall classification.
Similarly to Sebring two months later. This time, the 74 car has also come to join her sister car in the first two positions of the qualifying session in LMP3 category. The 47 car, driven by McCusker and TJ Fischer again ended P2.
At the Alabama Grand Prix on April 21st and 22nd, the 74 car finished on the second step of the podium.
A season full of many performances on track for the Forty7 Motorsports M30 cars. Next meeting in Canada on the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park track in early July.
Garrett Kletjian – team manager
“We are enjoying a successful season campaigning our Forty7 Motorsports Norma M30’s in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Series.
In the first three events we have had two pole positions and 3 podium finishes.
I am enjoying the fruits of my decision to run the Norma in LMP3. There exists strong competition from other manufacturers, but I feel the M30 has begun to show its superiority.”
Austin McCusker – Driver Car 47
“My long term ambition is to become a professional endurance racing driver, while my short term ambitions are to win races and win the championship in the IMSA Prototype Challenge with Forty7 Motorsports and Norma. The Norma M30’s performance has been outstanding for myself and the whole team, and with only being its second year on the circuit it’s a chassis that is at the front at every race. We continue to improve the car at every race and hope these positive steps continue throughout the season.”
Anthony Simone – Driver Car 74
“My ambition is to go out at each event get the most out of the car, run up front, and win races. The Norma has performed great so far, the car handles very well and has shown great speed. The car takes very well to suspension changes and gives us a stable and great handling car to drive throughout the race.”
Rodrigo Pflucker – Driver Car 74
“Anthony and I did not race in Daytona and in Sebring was a DNF, so adding the most points in the remainder of the season and achieving the first step of the podium are the objectives of this year. As a long-term goal, I want to drive cars for a living and be part of the growth of motorsports in my country: Peru. Surprised by the performance of Norma M30 and I consider Forty7 Motorsports is demonstrating its potential with results. It is evidenced with having obtained 2 of 3 pole position from the Prototype Challenge 2018.”