Alex Job Racing Looking for Title and Third Win at Laguna Seca Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing driver Timo Bernhard, with support from co-driver Jorg Bergmeister, will be looking to secure the American Le Mans Series GT driver's title...
Alex Job Racing Looking for Title and Third Win at Laguna Seca
Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing driver Timo Bernhard, with support from co-driver Jorg Bergmeister, will be looking to secure the American Le Mans Series GT driver's title driving their number 23/McKenna/mail2web.com/Xybernaut/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Laguna Seca on October 16th. The team knows its way around the 2.2 mile, 11-turn track having won their in GT the last two years.
Timo Bernhard is leading the GT driver's championship by 15 points and is ready to take on the challenges of Laguna Seca next week. "It's my favorite race track in the US; I'm really looking forward to racing there. The track has a European style as well as a big history that is also well known in Germany. The Cork Screw is the most famous section of the track, but I like the two corners just before the Cork Screw and the two corners after, especially turn nine after the famous turn which can be very tricky. The road changes from flat to off camber and also goes downhill - very challenging." With the GT driver's championship within his grasp Bernhard does not anticipate changing his approach to the race. "I will do business as usual. For sure the championship is the goal and I want to win. I won't take any risks. But as well I have to say it's not over yet. I will be focused like in any other race; Jorg and I are well prepared."
Teammates Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas, driving the number 24 AJR Porsche, will visit Laguna Seca for the first time. The duo has taken to the new circuits this season in fine style. Dumas has been able to put the 24 car on pole position in four of his four qualifying attempts. "It will be my first time racing at Laguna," said Dumas. "The track is very famous in France and I am anxious to go through the Cork Screw turn at speed. Marc and I have had a pretty good season. I was able to qualify for four pole positions. This was possible by the good base setup of the AJR cars and the additional help from the team engineer Greg Fordahl which allowed us to get that little extra speed out of the car."
"The GT driver's championship has come down to the last race," said Alex Job, team owner. "Since our involvement in the series this is the closest race for the GT championship that we have witnessed. Timo is in an excellent position for the driver's title and Jorg is ready to support him. We are preparing the same for this race as we have the other eight. We are looking forward to having both of our cars racing as competitive as they did at Petit three weeks ago."
The final round of the ALMS schedule will be a history making event at Laguna Seca as the race will end in darkness. The race will start at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. under the lights. The race will be televised on a taped delayed basis on NBC, Sunday, October 17th starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT.
AJR thanks team sponsor McKenna Porsche and associate sponsors mail2web.com and Xybernaut as well as partners Mobil 1, Michelin, Puma and ZF Sachs.