Mosport International Raceway
Robertson Racing brings both cars home at Mosport
Robertson Racing admitted feeling slightly disheartened to finish seventh and 14th at the Grand Prix of Mosport last Sunday, home to round four of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
It’s a mark of the Braselton-based outfit’s recent run of strong performances that their solid top-ten, incident-free outing in Canada would prove a source of frustration, despite contesting world motorsport’s most competitive GT championship.
Following the team’s podium finish at Lime Rock Park two weeks ago, hopes were high that the #04 Ford GT could again spring a surprise amongst the more fancied factory entries. David Murry started strongly to keep the car inside the top ten before handing over to co-driver Anthony Lazzaro who overcame a late splash and dash fuel stop to take the chequered flag seventh, two places higher than where the duo started.
Meanwhile, husband and wife pairing David and Andrea Robertson kept their noses clean on a busy but fast 3.96-killometre circuit throughout the two-hour 45-minutes to bring the team’s #40 machine home 14th.
Andrew ‘H’ Smith, Team Manager: “All in all we’ve had a reasonable day. It’s just that following such a strong result last time out, as well as what happened at Le Mans, it’s perhaps easy to get carried away. But we’re still heading in the right direction. We will go back to the workshop and see what improvements can be made in time for Mid-Ohio.”
Before that the team travels to Dave and Andrea’s home circuit at Waterford Hills in Michigan where each began their racing careers to celebrate Robertson Racing’s historic Le Mans 24 Hours podium. Both the #40 machine, which ran faultlessly throughout the race, as well as the second #04 car, will be on display at the party.
After that preparations will continue for the Mid-Ohio round where a historic moment in ALMS history could be made.
“At the moment I can’t say too much but we’ll be making an announcement shortly,” added Smith.
By: robertson racing