A lap of Trois-Rivieres with Paul Gentilozzi

Motorsport.com Paul, what is a lap like around Trois-Rivieres? Paul Gentilozzi: It's like wrestling a big alligator! You never know when it's going to bite you. It's very bumpy with absolutely no rest. They have ground down Turn 1 so there is...

Motorsport.com Paul, what is a lap like around Trois-Rivieres?

Paul Gentilozzi: It's like wrestling a big alligator! You never know when it's going to bite you. It's very bumpy with absolutely no rest. They have ground down Turn 1 so there is no grip. It pushes badly.

Turn two they took away my favorite hump. They ground it off. So the car wants to over steer around that corner. Under the bridge it is very good very narrow one lane and you have to be proper there to go down the straight away because that is the fastest part of the racetrack. You are going uphill and bearing to the left.

At the end of the straight away you come to turn (6). You have to have a car that can go to the 150 met6er mark to be able to stop properly. Out of that turn you have another straightaway so breaking and turning there is very important At the end of the second straightaway is the "brave" turn (8).

The braver you are, the better lap time you get. Two quick hairpins and you are back to the start/finish. It's a lot of fun, but a lot of stuff to hit.

M.com: Do you do any special preparation to the car at a track like this?

<B>Gentilozzi: We work on extra brake cooling. And because it is so rough, we take extra care that everything is battened down so that it doesn't fly off.

M.com: Thanks for talking to us and good luck tomorrow.

<B>Gentilozzi: Thanks

Paul Gentilozzi, who is second in points (153), has qualified his Jaguar XKR in fourth place (1:05.082) for tomorrow's seventh round of the SCCA Trans-Am series at Trois-Riveres, Canada.

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Gentilozzi