Lime Rock next up for Robertson Racing Just two weeks after the last race in Utah, Robertson Racing are back on the road for the fifth round of this season's American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron at Lime Rock Park. Conditions at...
Lime Rock next up for Robertson Racing
Just two weeks after the last race in Utah, Robertson Racing are back on the road for the fifth round of this season's American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron at Lime Rock Park.
Conditions at the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix will be in stark contrast to those that greeted teams and drivers last time out at Miller Motorsports Park, with the 1.5 mile, 10 turn circuit's lush, spectator-packed embankments replacing Salt Lake City's baron, windswept open spaces.
Those harsh conditions, in addition to three separate incidents involving the Atlanta squad's Ford GT, has forced the team to replace much of the car's bodywork for the upcoming two and three-quarter hour race which will be contested by David Murry and Andrea Robertson.
And Team Manager Andrew 'H' Smith is hoping to build on the progress made over the last two months after seeing glimpses of the updated car's potential in Utah.
"Our goal in qualifying is to get amongst the manufacturer-backed teams which means somewhere half way up the GT field. It's the biggest ALMS turnout at Lime Rock in the Series' history this weekend so there's going to be a lot of cars on quite a short track. Coming out unscathed will be an achievement in itself, although it will be quite entertaining!"
Meanwhile, the team's third driver David Robertson will be absent from this weekend's race due to conflicting commitments flying athletes to and from Lincoln, Nebraska, by private jet for this year's USA National Games as part of his work with the Special Olympics.
3000 individuals with intellectual disabilities will take part in the week-long event between 18-23 July. For his part, Robertson is scheduled to fly a group of 19-33 year-old soccer players from towns in south-western Michigan to the Games in his Cessna Citation aircraft.
"I got asked about two years ago whether I could help out by offering to fly athletes to Nebraska for the Games as some have difficulty getting there using conventional airlines, which also have a tendency to be late!" he said. "At the moment it's four trips but I'm basically on call to answer their needs wherever they might arise. We're just trying to do what we can to help out."
-source: robertson racing