Alex Job Racing Looks For Second Win of '06 in GT2
Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing heads to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course for round three of the American Le Mans Series. Mike Rockenfeller and Klaus Graf will be looking to add a second win to the young ALMS season.
In Houston, only four days ago, the German duo bested the GT2 competition by a lap to win their first race of the season. The team returned to its winning ways by showing good speed in qualifying and having a well prepared car that was able to take on the rough Houston Reliant Park street course. The victory marked the 50th professional road racing win for Alex and Holly Job, the first coming in 1995 at Sebring.
Klaus Graf is ready to make a return to Mid-Ohio. "I last raced at Mid-Ohio with the Panoz LMP 900 in 2001. We were running third for a long time and ended up finishing fourth in the end. Mid-Ohio is a true and proper road course. It is beautiful in the landscaping, with rolling elevation changes. The track is very challenging and technical at the same time. With the new asphalt it will be important to get a good set-up very early in the weekend. After our strong performance in Houston the team will bring a lot of confidence to the next race. We need everybody in the team to push himself to his best performance and we will have another strong finish."
Mike Rockenfeller returns to Mid-Ohio for only his second time. "I ran Mid-Ohio last year and it is becoming one of my favorite tracks in the U.S. The repaving will help with lap times, but it will be more of an advantage for the non Porsche competitors as we proved at the bumpy Houston circuit last weekend. We have made up ground in the points and we want to contest for the championship, so we need Houston-like runs every race."
"We had a fault free run at Houston and we will need the same at Mid-Ohio this weekend," said Alex Job. "We will have a little work to do on set-up with the repaved track, but we should be able to get up to speed quite quickly. We have been able to get back up toward the top in drivers points, so we will need to stay there as the GT2 class is more competitive than it has been in years."
Round three of the American Le Mans Series will be run at Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course on Sunday, May 21st. The race will be televised on CBS live starting at 1:00 p.m. EST.