Mexico City: Pacific Coast Motorsports Thursday report

PCM optimistic heading back to Mexico City Mexico City, Mexico (March 02, 2006) -- Having had a month off since January's grueling Rolex 24 at Daytona, Pacific Coast Motorsports ('PCM') roars back into action this weekend, 3rd-4th March, as...

PCM optimistic heading back to Mexico City

Mexico City, Mexico (March 02, 2006) -- Having had a month off since January's grueling Rolex 24 at Daytona, Pacific Coast Motorsports ('PCM') roars back into action this weekend, 3rd-4th March, as Ryan Dalziel and Alex Figge take charge behind the wheel of the #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley Daytona Prototype in Round 2 of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico.

Putting the disappointment of retiring from the Rolex 24 behind them, following a storming opening run which included a stint at the head of the field, the whole PCM crew has reason to be optimistic about the trip south of the border for this weekend's endurance sprint. Last November's final round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series was hosted at the 2.5-mile Mexico City road course and the race heralded PCM's Daytona Prototype debut.

Scotland's Ryan Dalziel immediately made an impression placing in the top eight in qualifying before running as high as second ahead of the driver changeover. Alex Figge maintained the team's impressive debut performance, the American brining the car home sixth at the checkered flag to round off PCM's 2005 on-track activities..

PCM Team Director Tyler Tadevic is confident that the #89 Playboy/Vonage/Palms Pontiac Riley can once again be at the head of the pack this weekend:

"Ryan and Alex did a great job last time we raced in Mexico City and back then we barely knew the car as we'd really only just taken delivery of it. We've made definite strides since then, with both the chassis and the motor, and we were the second fastest Pontiac at Daytona back in January. We had a good car there and raced competitively, including a lead lap, before the mechanical issues sidelined us. We might have had a month off in between races but we've been working flat-out to ensure we keep our edge returning to Mexico."

Qualifying for Round 2 of the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Circuit, Mexico City, is set for Friday at 11:30am CST with Saturday's 250-mile race starting at 3:15pm CST. SPEED Channel will cover all the action from Mexico with the race shown as a tape delay starting at 8pm EST on Saturday evening.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ryan Dalziel , Alex Figge