TKO Motorsports & Gidley Get into the Low 32’s at Sonoma Test

Jul 20, 2017

RENO, NV — It was back to the track for TKO Motorsports this past weekend at Sonoma Raceway with driver Memo Gidley to shakedown their Porsche GT3R. The team garnered great results and quick lap times to continue their data driven testing schedule.

The team was excited to invite Memo back to test their GT3R after a recent successful Speed SF Time Trial at Buttonwillow Raceway in which they received fastest lap of the weekend.

“It was great to get back out on Sonoma Raceway for an open test after doing a number of track day events shaking down the team’s new Porsche GT3R,” said Gidley following the test. “Because it was an open test day at Sonoma, we were able to try a number of changes and had a very clear track.”

The team worked on various setup changes like tire pressures on the Pirelli’s, rake, aero, and some shock adjustments. Behind the wheel of TKO’s Porsche Memo got down to a quick 1:32.4 lap time which was very promising and impressive for the team.

“I am just so comfortable in the TKO Porsche and just flat out love driving it!” said Gidley. “And when I saw that low 32 lap time, I was amazed at how fast I could get around the Sonoma race track, and we are talking about in a GT car!”

TKO Motorsports has more test days at various tracks coming up and plans to continue their partnership with Memo wheeling their GT3R.

“I am really enjoying myself with the TKO team,” said Gidley. “They are new into sports car racing, but the customer cars and products they build out of their facility in Reno is outstanding! They know how to get stuff done right. They are my kind of people and I look forward to more with them, whatever it may be.”

TKO Motorsports LLC was established in 2008 by president Dave Traitel. The company comes from a great history of racing pedigree of all types, from road course, drag racing, to offshore boat racing. TKO Motorsports was created to make the impossible possible by building ultimate driving machines that are track engineered and tested in the harshest conditions. TKO Motorsports has built a reputation on bringing visualization and creativity of the motorsports industry to life, not only in their custom-built vehicles but also their upgraded hydraulic suspension systems and parts. The TKO Motorsports team thrives on building the best vehicle products for their customers and has a cumulative 50+ years of experience in the motorsports industry.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mollie Ruf
Miller Davis Agency
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TKO Corporate Offices
1316 Capital Blvd., Ste. 103
Reno, NV 89502

Tel: (775) 857-1913
Fax: (775) 857-1934

info@TKOMotorSports.com

     

     

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