Dyson Racing completed their first close-season test at Sebring with Grand-Am GT champion Andy Lally joining Chris Dyson at the Florida track last Thursday.

The test went incredibly well last week,” commented Chris Dyson. "I completed over 100 trouble-free laps on our first day evaluating tires and dampers, and then we did another marathon test the second day and logged 121 laps on the latest spec AER V8, which ran flawlessly.”

“Andy Lally joined us for the second day of the test and did an excellent job, just as he did a few years ago in our 675 car.”

AER boss, Mike Lancaster was also pleased with the test, saying: "The idea of the test from the engine point of view was to run some new engine components to improve durability and performance, and to run some new electronics. On the mechanical side, we’ve made a fairly significant change to the scavenge pump assembly, to make it tougher for 2007, and we’ve also worked on the cylinder head sealing to make that more robust."

“The spec. for 2007 is now settled and for next year we’ve gained some performance and improved the durability. On the electronics, we’ve changed the wastegate and developed some new software for it. Basically there are now no adjustments on the wastegate, the electronics just tells it what to do," continued Lancaster. “We’ve also made some inroads with the traction control, and that worked very well last week too.”

AER has also been developing its LMP2 engine, with a completely new coil system to overcome any misfires from "that area and we’ve completely changed the wastegate design, to make it more robust,” adds Mike Lancaster.

Dyson Racing are evaluating drivers to race with the team next season after the retirement of James Weaver.

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Dyson Racing pit crew work on their Lola Bo6/10 at Mid-Ohio.
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The Dyson Lola at the 2006 Petit Le Mans race.
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Dyson Racing at Sebring earlier this year.
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