THREE IN A ROW FOR DUMAS AND PENSKE? Despite winning last two overall races in the American Le Mans Series on street circuits, count Romain Dumas among those drivers ready to return to road-course racing. He gets his wish in...
THREE IN A ROW FOR DUMAS AND PENSKE?
Despite winning last two overall races in the American Le Mans Series on street circuits, count Romain Dumas among those drivers ready to return to road-course racing. He gets his wish in this weekend's Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.
"It's not an easy track," the French Porsche factory pilot said. "You have to be used to the track in order to be quick. It's good to be back to a normal track and not a (street) track. Hopefully it will be good for us."
The 2007 season sees Dumas and Timo Bernhard teaming for the third straight season. After winning four times for Alex Job Racing in 2005, Dumas and Bernhard have spent the last two seasons with Penske Motorsports. The results have been stellar: four GT2 wins with AJR in 2005 and four LMP2 victories - including three overall race wins - with Penske in the past two seasons.
"We have a lot of advantages because we are the same size and weight," Dumas said. "We have nearly the same driving style. He is a little less aggressive than me but it works well. We have won a lot of races together and it is working very well."
The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the Utah Grand Prix, set for 5:05 p.m. MT on Saturday, May 19 from Miller Motorsports Park near Salt Lake City. CBS Sports will air the race at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 20. MotorsTV in Europe, SPEED Latin America and 7TV in Russia also will provide international coverage. American Le Mans Radio and IMSA's Live Timing and Scoring will be available at americanlemans.com.