Alex Job Racing Heads North to Road America Marcel Tiemann to Partner Roceknfeller Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading north for round seven of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Road America this Sunday. German Marcel Tiemann...
Alex Job Racing Heads North to Road America
Marcel Tiemann to Partner Roceknfeller
Tavares, Florida -- Alex Job Racing is heading north for round seven of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Road America this Sunday. German Marcel Tiemann will reunite with the team and join Mike Rockenfeller for the remainder of the season.
Tiemann brings a wealth of road racing experience to the team. Tiemann has competed in the DTM as well as the endurance classics of Europe, including his recent win at the Nurburgring 24 Hour with Rockenfeller. Marcel raced with AJR last year at Petit Le Mans, where he helped the team in the #24 car finish second.
Marcel Tiemann is looking forward to rejoining the Alex Job crew and running at Road America. "I have heard that the Road America circuit is really exciting, drivers that I have talked to compare it to Spa or the old Nurburgring. I am looking forward to adding another track in America to my resume. It will be a challenge to jump in with the team with four races to go at some new tracks, but with the team's experience, I am ready to help the team have some good results."
Mike Rockenfeller counts Road America as one of his favorite tracks. "Road America is a great circuit; it has a nice combination of fast and technical sections. The run from the exit of turn eight all the way to Canada corner is one of the best in racing. We need to improve on our finishes. Since our win at Houston we have really had nothing but disappointment. Marcel and I won the 24 Hours at Nurburgring in June, so we know what it takes to win."
"Marcel is a known driver to us, having been in one of our cars at Road Atlanta last year as well as our Daytona Prototype," said Alex Job, team owner. "We have had a rough ride since our win at Houston. We have not been performing up to our standards and we are focused on turning our season around this weekend."
Road America features 12-turns around its over four mile distance. Alex Job Racing has an excellent track record at Road America with wins in 2004 and 2002.
Rockenfeller is currently ninth in drivers points, 49 out of the lead, with Alex Job Racing fifth in the team standings.
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