St. Pete: B-K Motorsports preview

B-K Motorsports No. 8 BP Lola Mazda MZR Ready For The Streets of St. Pete After a disappointing start to the 2008 season at the 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, B-K Motorsports and the No. 8 BP Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R LMP2 are ready to take on...

B-K Motorsports No. 8 BP Lola Mazda MZR Ready For The Streets of St. Pete

After a disappointing start to the 2008 season at the 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, B-K Motorsports and the No. 8 BP Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R LMP2 are ready to take on the streets of St. Pete in the second annual American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, April 4-5. Having rebuilt the Lola from the ground up, the team feels well prepared to face the challenges of the demanding temporary street circuit.

"There is much we didn't get to do at Sebring," said 2008 Rookie of the Year contender, Gerarod Bonilla. "I think everyone on the team is super hungry. This Mazda team and all of our partners at BP, Castrol, and Yokohama deserve a solid performance. We have lots of unfinished business, and we're excited to get on with it."

"I'm very excited," said Bonilla of his first trip to the event along the Tampa Bay water front. "Even just to stand on the grid during pre-race ceremonies will be very special."

With Sebring's bad luck behind them, everyone on the team is focused on the task of chasing victories.

"These B-K guys never stop moving forward," said Mazdas Motorsport's Team Development Manager, John Doonan. "To see them keep their attention on the bigger picture and not getting down is testament to the quality of the people on this team and their commitment to excellence."

This will be the second appearance of the American Le Mans Series on the streets of St. Petersburg and the first of three races on temporary street circuits.

Coverage of the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg will be live April 5th at 1:30PM EDT on ABC.

-credit: bkm

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