Alex Job Racing and BAM! to Le Mans
Alex Job Racing (AJR) and BAM! (British American Motorsport) will join forces for the 2005 24 Heures du Mans. Two strong rivals from the American Le Mans GT2 championship are coming together as one exceptionally strong and experienced team.
Leading the effort as team manager will be Alex Job Racing owner, Alex Job. This will be Alex Job Racing's third time to participate in this most prestigious event in auto racing. AJR won the GT class in 2003 in a joint effort with Petersen Motorsports.
Working side by side with Alex will be BAM! team owner, Tim Munday, who will serve as crew chief and engineer. BAM! teamed with Orbit Racing in 2004 to make an attempt at the class win, after having finished second in class together in 2003. Unfortunately, the 2004 effort ended early due to a gearbox failure.
The 2005 AJR-BAM! Le Mans team will field an exceptionally strong driver lineup which includes two Porsche factory drivers: Mike "Rocky" Rockenfeller originally from Neuwied, Germany who now resides in Monaco, and Marc Lieb of Leipzig, Germany. Joining Rocky and Marc will be Leo Hindery of New York who co-drove in the Orbit-BAM! second-place GT finish in 2003, as well as in 2002 and 2004.
The # 71 AJR-BAM! Le Mans team will compete on Yokohama ADVAN racing tires and will be looking to build on the proud history of ADVAN at Le Mans. Debuting there in 1985, ADVAN has already captured three class victories in addition to multiple podium finishes. The AJR-BAM! effort will join both LMP1 competitor Courage Competition and fellow GT2 participant Seikel Motorsport under the ADVAN banner at Le Mans. BAM! is a designated Yokohama tire research and development team for the 2005 ALMS season.