Alex Job Racing Looking For Two In A Row At Lime Rock Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing will be going of their second consecutive GT2 win when the American Le Mans Series visits Lime Rock Park for round four on July 4th. The team is carrying...
Alex Job Racing Looking For Two In A Row At Lime Rock
Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing will be going of their second consecutive GT2 win when the American Le Mans Series visits Lime Rock Park for round four on July 4th. The team is carrying momentum from last their last ALMS win at Mid-Ohio as well as a GT2 class victory at the Le Mans 24 Hours two weeks ago.
With the victory at Mid-Ohio, Lime Rock remains the only track on the ALMS schedule that the team has yet to post a victory. The short 1.54-mile, eight-turn layout has conspired against the team in past years.
Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas, driving the number 23/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, are hard at work making up for a poor start at Sebring in March. The duo won the teams first ever Mid-Ohio race and hope to duplicate that effort at Lime Rock. b^0x001cThe goal is always to win. Now that we have the first one behind us at Mid-Ohio we are really focused on the points battle. Lime Rock is a tricky little track with all right hand turns and one left. There are asphalt changes and a lot bumps that can upset the car so we have to be on our game."
Bernhard's teammate and current qualifying and race lap record holder at Lime Rock, Romain Dumas, is looking forward to returning to the Connecticut track. "We had some bad luck last year when the rain came. The track is fun to drive, it is very busy and traffic is very thick. You have to pay attention, there is no time to rest. I hope we get a victory at another track that Alex has yet to conquer."
Randy Pobst and teammate Ian Boss are looking to rebound from a DNF in Mid-Ohio. "I haven't raced a Porsche at Lime Rock in a long time," said Pobst. "We need to keep working on the handling and really get Ian and I comfortable in the car. We have the right components we just need some quality track time to get the car handling the way we want."
"I have been to Lime Rock once before, two years ago," said Baas. "I have never run there with the chicane, so that will be a new challenge. It is a short track and that will mean a lot of traffic. I will have to be conscious of the speed differential to the GT1 and prototype cars. We will be running around one-minute lap times so there is no time to relax."
"The crew is coming off a great performance at Le Mans, I hope the enthusiasm will carry us through the rest of the ALMS calander," said Alex Job. "Lime Rock is another track that has conspired against us in the win column. Randy and Ian are ready to make-up for their performance at Mid-Ohio and Romain and Timo are in a position where every point counts."
The Lime Rock will be televised live on the Speed Channel starting at 3:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 4th.