Tomy Drissi Returns To American Le Mans Series LMPC For 2012
Opens Season With Fox Movies’ Prometheus At The 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Reunited with Paul Gentilozzi and Rocketsports Racing, Tomy Drissi is excited and optimistic returning to the American Le Mans Series sponsored by Tequila Patrón. Tomy will be back in the highly contested LMPC division as the team prepares his Prometheus 6.08.12 LMPC car for Saturday’s 60th Anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.
The 12 hour event kicks off the 2012 American Le Mans Series Championship sponsored by Tequila Patrón and will serve as the opening round of the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship. As the birthplace of the FIA’s endurance racing heritage, Sebring hosted the first FIA World Championship for sports cars in 1953 on it’s legendary 3.74-mile circuit.
"I’m really happy to be back racing in the LMPC division," said Tomy. “Joining forces with Rocketsports gives me added confidence that we can make a solid run at the championship. I’ll be sharing the car with Bruno Junqueira. He and I are both familiar with the team. Bruno drove with RSR in the Jaguar program and I won my Trans Am Series Championship with Rocketsports.”
Rocketsports chose the LMPC division citing the class gives the team the ability to compete and win races on a level playing field.
“LMPC is a great class for the team to move into prototypes,” added Tomy. “In LMPC, a team can get engaged and immediately be equal to everyone else at the technical and equipment level - if you want to compete and win races, LMPC is the right place.”
“I really enjoy driving the car,” Tomy continued. The car we are running is the very same Oreca FLM09 that took home the 2011 ALMS drivers’ championship. I am very confident that Rocketsports will have us competitive right out of the gate.”
The 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila begins with the 60th Annual Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 14-17. Qualifying takes place on Friday, March 16, at 3:20pm. Green flag for the 60th Running of the 12 Hours of Sebring is on Saturday, March 17, at 10:30am.
Tomy Drissi is an American driver and Trans Am Champion. His driver experience includes ALMS, Trans-Am, NASCAR and Speed World Challenge.