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LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com Ready To Debut No. 28 Riley C6 Corvette GT2 At Sebring Wylie, Texas - With the preparation complete, all that is left for the No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette is a 12 hour trip ...

LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com Ready To Debut No. 28 Riley C6 Corvette GT2 At Sebring

Wylie, Texas - With the preparation complete, all that is left for the No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette is a 12 hour trip around the clock. In short order the team's efforts will be put to the test when LG Motorsports takes on the world class competition in the fiercely contested American Le Mans Series GT2 division at 56th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Florida Fresh, March 12-15. The race will be aired live on SPEED starting at 9:30AM EDT, March 15.

"This is really something special," remarked LG Motorsports owner, Lou Gigliotti. "Our team has enjoyed success in so many different levels of racing, but moving up to the American Le Mans Series takes LG Motorsports to an all new level. And, it comes at a perfect time in our team's history. My son Louis is taking the reins of running the team, we're debuting an exciting car with Riley Technologies.. one of the best in the business and I get to enjoy a season of running with a first class teammate in Doug Peterson. It's remarkable."

"The guys at Riley Technologies did a fantastic job," said driver, Lou Gigliotti. "It's amazing, given the short time frame they had. They have built a solid race car we're sure is capable of winning. We're smart enough to be realistic, though and we respect not only our competition, but also the grueling event on a brutal track. Just finishing well will be an accomplishment."

"Also, we couldn't be more grateful having the support of the folks at Kumho," added Lou. "They have lots of experience with the American Le Mans Series and are committed to developing the best tire match for our car. Their knowledge of each of the tracks on our schedule is going to be a great asset to us."

Co-driving with Gigliotti in the No. 28 Corvette will be Doug Peterson. No stranger to Sebring, Peterson is optimistic of the challenge that lies ahead.

"I am ready," offered Peterson. "The team has prepared all winter long for this and I am confident our commitment and efforts will provide us with a good result."

For the opening round at Sebring, the team will bring along Le Mans driver Marc Goossens to share in the driving duties. Goossens is pleased to once again support a Riley effort and to be a part of the maiden launch of the GT2 C6 Corvette.

Said Goossens, "I have driven many different cars over the years. It is exciting to be a part of the first race for this particular car. Knowing we will be creating history is quite thrilling. I look for good things to happen."

The 10th season of the American Le Mans Series appropriately begins with the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Coverage can be seen live on SPEED starting March 15, 9:30AM EDT

-credit: lgm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Marc Goossens , Doug Peterson
Teams LG Motorsports