A maiden top-3 finish in the USCC for OAK Racing?

The next round of the Tudor USCC will take place on the Laguna Seca track in Monterey in California on 3-4 May.

After Daytona, Sebring and Long Beach, OAK Racing is preparing to do battle on another legendary circuit. The next round of the Tudor USCC will take place on the Laguna Seca track in Monterey in California on 3-4 May.

It will be OAK Racing’s first outing on the 2.238-mile layout (3.6 km). After two free 1-hour practice sessions, the team will have but 15 minutes to qualify the car and try to clinch the highest place possible on the grid in view of the 2-hour race.

Alex Brundle will team up with Gustavo Yacaman again in the French squad after they had a great race in Florida. Aged 22 and 23 respectively the two drivers will be the youngest line-up in the field, and also one of the quickest.

In the first three events of the season the OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan LM P2 has proved that it has what it takes to fight at the front. It is currently lying fourth overall in the championship - and first LM P2. The team’s motivation is as strong as ever, all the more so as there’s still a long way to go. OAK Racing’s and Onroak Automotive’s American adventure is only just beginning, and there are still eight more rounds on the Tudor USCC calendar - eight opportunities for the French team to shine on the other side of the Atlantic!

Alex Brundle: “ This will be my first time competing at this famous venue so I am really looking forward to getting out on track. As ever we will seek to maximise our performance at this high speed circuit. The characteristics of the track should suit our Morgan Nissan so in theory this event should be a chance for a strong result. However in practice I'm sure that we will have to fight hard for that. Whether the BOP favours us or not, our job as drivers is to grit our teeth and deliver our best. So that's the plan, and we will see what we can achieve out in Laguna. “

Gustavo Yacaman: “ Laguna Seca is a signature track in USA, its famous corkscrew corner is like a roller coaster; there’s a big climb before it and then a huge drop. The track is really fun and fast. It has been a tough season so far with our LM P2 car, but we believe Laguna should be a strong venue for us. Also more BOP changes are being talked about for this race. We have to keep doing what we are doing; we work very well as a team and this will make us a contender at the end of the race. Also, for this event Alex Brundle will be my teammate. I believe we will be the youngest driver line-up in the paddock. We worked very well at Sebring together and I reckon we’ll do the same at Laguna Seca. “

Philippe Dumas, OAK Racing Team Principal: “ We‘re still as motivated as ever and our entry in this championship is a fantastic challenge for OAK Racing. This weekend we’re again going to continue to give it our best shot. Every member of the team, drivers, mechanics, technicians and engineers will do their utmost lap after lap until the flag falls! “

OAK Racing

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