2009 ALMS Sebring Test
sportscarpros Off The GridRichard Dole

The King is Dead, Long Live the King!

What a difference a year makes.

2008's edition of the Sebring Winter Test was all Peugeot and Porsche and Audi and Accura. The future was bright and the prospects were limitless.

Then came the Fall.

2009 and all but the Accura have gone, hopefully though not for good.

However there was still much to celebrate and admire.

Accura's stunning LMP1 contender.

BMW back with an M3.

Dyson's Lola Mazda Coupes.

The ALMS, like most of us, will have a bit of belt tightening in the foreseeable future but the fundamental concept is sound.

So let's enjoy the racing as it happens and remember that these times will change for the better.

Helping us along the way is the absolutely stunning photography of Rick Dole........

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,
Look on my Works ye Mighty, and despair!

Lister and I will have a lot of catching up to do............

John Brooks, February 2009

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