Law Podiums With Alex Job Racing Porsche at ALMS Mosport Grand Prix Porsche endurance racing specialist Darren Law, drove a faultless stint in the Alex Job Racing number 24/Bell Microproducts/ProVest/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, as he and teammate Ian...
Law Podiums With Alex Job Racing Porsche at ALMS Mosport Grand Prix
Porsche endurance racing specialist Darren Law, drove a faultless stint in the Alex Job Racing number 24/Bell Microproducts/ProVest/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, as he and teammate Ian Baas finished second in this past Labor Day weekend's American Le Mans Series Mosport Grand Prix. The scheduled 2 hour 45 minute 8th round of the 2005 ALMS season, was shortened 15 minutes in an effort by American Le Mans Series officials to conserve fuel in light of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Preparing for the Race
The Mosport Grand Prix started early for the number 24 AJR Porsche, as Baas of Noblesville, Indiana took advantage of testing opportunities prior to the event to continue to sharpen his feel in the Porsche GT3 RSR. The effort paid off handsomely, as he and Law of Phoenix, Arizona quickly became a formidable force at the Mosport event.
Law qualified the number 24 entry with a solid lap of 1:19.566 around the technical, demanding and super quick Mosport circuit. Darren started in sixth position in the ultra competitive GT2 class; a mere 13 hundredths of a second separated third place from seventh in qualifying.
Moving Through the Field
Law started the 2 hour 30 minute event, and as is characteristic of his race performances, he steadily moved the number 24 Alex Job Racing entry forward in the field. Once clear of traffic, Law began to click off laps that were on pace with the leaders, before pitting in third place on lap 58 for fuel, tires and a driver change.
Law's teammate, Baas completed the final 52 laps of the event with a strong drive that saw the white and blue number 24 car finish second in class and fourteenth overall.
After qualifying, where there were a bunch of us separated by only a few hundredths of a second, I knew it was going to be a very competitive run. I ran as cleanly as I could and just worked my way through the GT2 cars. I closed the gap to the Flying Lizard carand thenpitted in third position. I was happy with my stint. Ian is getting quicker and quicker in the car each weekend, and had a good run. I wish we could have gotten the win of course, but I'm pretty happy with this podium. Everybody on the team worked very hard to give us a good car, and as with all of us, our minds have also been on the folks that have been through so much in the Gulf Coast.
The American Le Mans Series heads next to Road Atlanta for the 1,000 mile 10 hour Petit Le Mans endurance contest to be held October 1st.