Homestead: Sigalsport BMW preview

TOP FIVE GOAL AS LUGGAGE EXPRESS TEAM SIGALSPORT BMW HEADS TO HOMESTEAD Los Angeles, March 16, 2007: The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW heads to Homestead with high hopes. The first two races of the season, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mexico ...

TOP FIVE GOAL AS LUGGAGE EXPRESS TEAM SIGALSPORT BMW HEADS TO HOMESTEAD

Los Angeles, March 16, 2007: The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW heads to Homestead with high hopes. The first two races of the season, Rolex 24 at Daytona and Mexico City, did not bring a lot of satisfaction to the drivers and the team. After two races, the Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW is only ranked 16th in the Grand-Am Rolex Series team point standings which does not reflect the competitiveness of the team.

The Homestead Miami Speedway Grand Prix of Miami is a good track for the Riley BMW Dinan and the entire team is in good spirits before this new Rolex Series challenge. The No. 05 Luggage Express / Universal Express / Mad Packers / Sigalsport BMW Riley will be co-driven by the season drivers, Bill Auberlen and Matt Alhadeff.

"When we came to test here last December our car was working well" announced Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW team owner Gene Sigal. "During the last three months we have developed the car and the engine and can now run with the top ten teams in the series. This series is very competitive and finishing in the top ten in a race is already a performance. We were running third in Mexico City when Bill Auberlen got rear-ended by Magnussen for no reason. This accident ruined all our chances of a good finish. Instead of finishing in the top five as hoped, we had to settle for a 13th place finish which was very disappointing for the drivers, Bill Auberlen and Matt Alhadeff, as well as for the crew and our sponsors. Bill and Matt like the Homestead Miami Speedway and I have a feeling that our car is going to be competitive in Florida. Our sponsor, Universal Express division Luggage Express has invited a large group of guests for next Saturday so we want to make sure we can give them the best result they deserve" said Sigal.

For the Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW traveling to Homestead is a true journey. It will take four days for Leo Purkhalo, the team truck driver, to drive the 2800 miles separating Los Angeles to Homestead!

The Grand Prix of Miami will be televised live on Speed TV, Saturday, March 24 at 2:00 PM EST. The 05 Luggage Express Sigalsport BMW will carry an onboard camera to make sure the team's fans don't miss a bit of the race action.

-credit: sbmw

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Gene Sigal