LUGGAGE EXPRESS TEAM SIGALSPORT WON'T BE LOST IN TRANSLATION WHEN THEY RACE IN MONTREAL THIS FRIDAY!
Los Angeles, California, July 30, 2007 - Bill Auberlen and Matt Alhadeff, who just finished tenth at Barber Motorsports Park, will race their 05 Luggage Express Sigalsport Dinan BMW Riley machine in Canada on Thursday. The Montreal event is the 11th round of the 2007 Rolex Sportscar Series.
The Rolex Series will make its first appearance at Montreal's famed Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve next Thursday and Friday. Daytona Prototypes and GT machines will take on the same 2.709-mile, 15-turn permanent road course that has hosted a round of the Formula 1 World Championship every year since 1978. The Rolex Series will partner with the NASCAR Busch Series at Montreal, which is the second major North American city to host a Rolex Series/Busch Series event weekend. The Rolex Series also competed in Mexico City alongside the Busch Series for the first time in 2006.
The Montreal event will mark the return of the Rolex Series to Quebec after a one-year absence. From 2002 through 2005, the Rolex Series ran six-hour events at Circuit Mont-Tremblant, 90 miles northwest of Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. The scheduled distance for the inaugural Rolex Series event in Montreal will be 400 km.
The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW went testing with driver Matt Alhadeff last week after the Barber Alabama race. This two-day test allowed the team to prepare the car for the Canadian race and provided Matt with precious needed seat time.
The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW will almost feel at home in Montreal since fifty per cent of its full time key crewmembers are French or Canadian including Frenchmen, Emmanuel Lupe (Team Manager), Gilbert Lage (Crew Chief), Bob Baudrand (Tire Manager) and Christian Manseau (Car Chief) from Quebec. Lupe and Lage have worked many years at the Montreal track during their F1 careers and Gilbert even finished second when he was Alain Prost's chief mechanic for Renault F1 in 1983.
The Luggage Express Team Sigalsport BMW and California drivers Matt Alhadeff and Bill Auberlen will try to score a top-five finish this Friday. They definitely have the driver combination and the car to achieve this deserved goal.