Montreal: Brumos Racing preview

Brumos Racing Ready to Take Care of Unfinished Business at Montreal Jacksonville, FL: As the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 season winds down to its final two races of 2010, Brumos Racing welcomes the chance...

Brumos Racing Ready to Take Care of Unfinished Business at Montreal

Jacksonville, FL: As the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No.16 season winds down to its final two races of 2010, Brumos Racing welcomes the chance to revisit Montreal. The only competition of the season held outside the United States, the Montreal 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is quite different from any other race on the Rolex Series schedule. The 15-turn, 2.7 mile racetrack, located on a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River, requires extra planning and preparation by the Rolex Series competitors. While the logistics can be quite challenging, Brumos Racing's main focus at Montreal this year will be on a challenge of a different sort.

Although the Rolex Series has only competed at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve since 2007, Brumos has already been part of some unforgettable racing there. While Brumos has certainly had their share of memorable races through the years, their 2008 Montreal finish is one of the most talked about in recent times. Following a strong opening stint by David Donohue, Darren Law was behind the wheel of the Brumos #58 Porsche Riley and leading on the final lap, en route to what appeared a sure victory, the team's first in five years. The unthinkable happened as Law ran out of fuel a few yards shy of the checkered flag, coasting in to finish in 3rd place. That heartbreaking ending was what he then termed his `most disappointing podium ever'.

Last year's Montreal event presented its own difficulties as a strong qualifying run that put the Brumos #58 in 4th place was derailed before the race started. A post-qualifying tech infraction cost the #58 car its position, sending it to the back of the field to start of the race. In a race marked by ever-changing weather and unpredictable track conditions, Donohue and Law took advantage of good strategy calls and fought their way back through the field. Law was able to take a position from another DP car ironically, the same car that took the win from Brumos in 2008 on the final lap of the race. Brumos ended the day with a hard-fought 5th place finish.

Although 2008's disappointment is still fresh in his mind, Darren Law considers Circuit Gilles Villeneuve a great place to race. "We love Montreal," he said. "Not only is it a beautiful city, but the track is good for our car and we always seem to have a strong run there. Montreal fans are very enthusiastic and love racing, so that always makes it fun for us. The track doesn't have a lot of elevation changes, which can help our V-6 compete more evenly with all the V-8s that we will be racing. All in all, I would have to say that after running out of fuel in the last corner in 2008 and then having to deal with the rain and harsh conditions in 2009, I think that Montreal owes us and we are ready to collect in 2010!"

-source: brumos racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Darren Law , David Donohue , Gilles Villeneuve