St. Pete: GT drivers pre-race quotes

VOICES OF ST. PETERSBURG: THE GT CLASSES Darren Law, Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2) "Actually, I love going to the area. The fans are really great down there. Last year was the first year I did St. Pete and it was a really...

VOICES OF ST. PETERSBURG: THE GT CLASSES

Darren Law, Flying Lizard Motorsports
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (GT2)

"Actually, I love going to the area. The fans are really great down there. Last year was the first year I did St. Pete and it was a really great event. It was good racing; I really enjoyed it."

Jonny Cocker, Drayson-Barwell
Aston Martin DBRS9 (GT2)

"It's going be awesome. Obviously I've never been to America racing before, so all the circuits are going to be new to me. And it's just going be a case of how it (was) at Sebring really - using the testing to learn the tracks and then getting a good test run in the car. Hopefully by qualifying and the race, we're going to be enough up to speed to get a good result."

Dirk Mueller, Tafel Racing
Ferrari F430 GT (GT2)

"I have never been to St. Pete. It was one of the first races actually I was watching last year in Europe because I was doing mainly FIA GT last year. I saw that massive shunt from Tomas Enge, and later on I replaced him. So I'm pretty much looking forward."

Oliver Gavin, Corvette Racing
Corvette C6.R (GT1)

"Street courses are fantastic fun. It's going be great to go back there. It's a classic sort of street circuit. The layout of it is a little bit unconventional. It has a big, long front straight, quite wide. But then you go into some narrower streets but none of it is nasty. It's not really super bumpy; the grip level is quite high. It seems to gain grip through the weekend. I really liked it, and I think that a lot of the teams and the drivers like going there. It's quite picturesque as well, you're right along the harbor front. So I think it's got a lot going for it, and I really enjoyed it last year."

The next race for the American Le Mans Series is the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio. The green flag is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 5 from the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. The race will be broadcast on ABC from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET on April 5. American Le Mans Radio coverage will be available on XM Satellite Radio Channel 144 from 5 to 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 6. Live American Le Mans Radio coverage will be available at americanlemans.com, which also will feature IMSA's Live Timing & Scoring.

-credit: alms

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , Dirk Müller , Oliver Gavin , Darren Law , Jonny Cocker
Teams Corvette Racing , Flying Lizard Motorsports