Alex Job Racing Qualifies Second and Sixth in GT2 at Lime Rock Lime Rock, Connecticut -- Alex Job Racing qualified second and sixth at Lime Rock in GT2 for round four of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Monday. The team will be looking...
Alex Job Racing Qualifies Second and Sixth in GT2 at Lime Rock
Lime Rock, Connecticut -- Alex Job Racing qualified second and sixth at Lime Rock in GT2 for round four of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Monday. The team will be looking for their fist win at the Connecticut circuit.
Under sunny skies and 85-degree temperatures Romain Dumas drove the number 23/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR to a second place qualifying position with a time of 53.989 and an average speed of 103 mph. "I pushed really hard, but the car really bucks over the bumps," said Dumas. "I had some understeer in qualifying. I was trying to get the last little bit and I spun in turn one. My time was good, but the Petersen car got me at the end. We have a little more work to do for the warm-up on Monday, but we will be good for the race." Dumas is teamed with German Timo Bernhard.
Teammate Randy Pobst qualified his number 24/Bell MicroproductsProVest/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in sixth position, posting a time of 54.595. "We are making progress with the setup of the car," commented Pobst. "We have been making some pretty big adjustments and it keeps getting better every time we exit pit road. Racing at Lime Rock is always an adventure; I am sure Monday will be no different." Ian Baas will share the driving duties in the number 24 car.
"Not the best day for us," said Alex Job. "We are struggling with the handling of the cars; the bumps are playing havoc with our setup. We are close but not there yet. We have some more ideas for the warm-up on Monday. The GT2 field is really tight and this race usually sees a lot of caution laps. Lime Rock is the only track left on the ALMS schedule that we have yet to win at, so Monday we will be ready to try and remedy that fact."
The Lime Rock will be televised live on the Speed Channel starting at 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 4th.