Mexico City: Sigalsport preview

AUBERLEN, ALHADEFF AND SIGAL TO DRIVE FOR SIGALSPORT BMW TEAM AT MEXICO CITY Los Angeles, October 31, 2005: Sigalsport BMW Team will compete in the final round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series with the freshly acquired BMW M3 and with a ...

AUBERLEN, ALHADEFF AND SIGAL TO DRIVE FOR SIGALSPORT BMW TEAM AT MEXICO CITY

Los Angeles, October 31, 2005: Sigalsport BMW Team will compete in the final round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series with the freshly acquired BMW M3 and with a driver's lineup that will include 2004 Rolex Series GT Champion Bill Auberlen, Matt Alhadeff and Sigalsport team owner, Gene Sigal.

The Sigalsport BMW M3 Alhadeff Motorsports / Guarneros Racing Wear / GlycoMax / The Speed Gallery / Envista No. 05 will be the only BMW car to compete in La Gran Final de la Serie Rolex Sports Car and Sigalsport BMW team drivers will try to get an eighth BMW win in the series this season and the first ever GT win for the young Sigalsport team. The BMW M3 has won seven Rolex Series GT races this season and its PTG drivers have scored six pole positions including three wins with Bill Auberlen.

Since the VIR race, the team has been working hard to implement a winning plan to be successful in the Mexico event and hopefully this marketing strategy will deliver the best return on objective and investment to the team to launch its 2006 season. Sigalsport will officially announce their 2006 racing plan to compete for the GT title in the Rolex Sports Car Series in a press conference at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez media center on Thursday, November 3 at 10:45 AM.

Bill Auberlen, who's winning achievements include 21 Rolex Sports Car Series wins, will be a fantastic coach for Matt Alhadeff and Gene Sigal who will race their new M3 machine for the first time in Mexico.

"Running the BMW in Mexico for Matt Alhadeff and myself is a dream come true. It is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. It feels to me almost like winning the lottery" declared Gene Sigal. "Having the opportunity to co-drive with Matt Alhadeff and Bill Auberlen in that race is incredible. Bill has won so many championships and races in that type of car, it would be the ideal situation for the Sigalsport BMW team to get up to speed with a driver of Bill's caliber" continued Sigal. "Our goal for the race in Mexico is first of all to get Matt and myself acquainted with the BMW machine and also to get the best result of the year. Hopefully winning the race is an option but definitely to place on the podium is our goal."

Mexico City will only be the 23rd race for Sigalsport since its inception in early 2004. The team recently celebrated its second season anniversary at Phoenix and after successfully competing in the Rolex Series SGS class with a Porsche in 2004, the team moved up to the GT class in 2005. After 22 starts in the Rolex Series, Sigalsport's achievements include 13 top ten finishes, one SGS class win and two podium finishes. Since the Road & Track 250, Gene Sigal is co-driving the primary Sigalsport Porsche with Matt Alhadeff, who is in only the tenth international race of his early career.

Speed Channel will televise the Mexico City race live, Saturday, November 5 at 4:00 PM ET.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Bill Auberlen , Gene Sigal