AUBERLEN AND ALHADEFF ARE CONFIDENT IN THEIR CHANCES FOR SATURDAY'S MEXICO CITY RACE Los Angeles, California, February 28, 2007: The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW left for Mexico yesterday to race in the second round of the 2007 Rolex...
AUBERLEN AND ALHADEFF ARE CONFIDENT IN THEIR CHANCES FOR SATURDAY'S MEXICO CITY RACE
Los Angeles, California, February 28, 2007: The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW left for Mexico yesterday to race in the second round of the 2007 Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve. For this sprint race and the rest of the season, Bill Auberlen will co-drive the 05 Luggage Express / Sigalsport / GRW.com.mx BMW Dinan Riley with Matt Alhadeff.
The 05 Luggage Express Sigalsport BMW Dinan Riley was involved in a bad crash at the Rolex 24 while running in third place, with Wendlinger at the wheel at the time of the accident. It took three weeks for the crew to repair the heavy damage to the car and it's almost a new Sigalsport Riley BMW car that the team is entering in the Mexico City, Mexico event this week.
Despite a very disappointing Rolex 24 race where Bill Auberlen, Matt Alhadeff, Gene Sigal and Karl Wendlinger led the race and ran strong until the unfortunate accident, the Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW and its two season drivers, Auberlen and Alhadeff are ready to challenge the best teams and drivers south of the border and obtain a well-deserved solid finish.
"We have worked so hard once again to be there today" declared Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW owner Gene Sigal. "Our crew has achieved miracles. Following the accident, we had to replace 75% of the car and repair the heavy damage. Our car is almost brand new now and should be very competitive in Mexico. Our goal is to score the maximum points next Saturday to reach the top ten in the 2007 Rolex Series team point standings. We know that our team is competitive and we want to show our sponsors and partners that our Daytona Prototype team can get the job done" added Gene.
Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW engineers and crew chief have prepared the Mexico race as well as they did for the Rolex 24 and all the team is very excited about this new Rolex Series challenge. This is the third time that Sigalsport competes at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez since 2005. This racetrack is definitely one of the favorite tracks for the Sigalsport drivers Auberlen and Alhadeff. They finished second in the GT class in their first race together for Sigalsport after scoring the pole position in 2005. Also the V8 BMW Dinan engine won the overall race the same year.