Road America: BAM! race report

solid seventh BAM! (British American Motorsport) posted a solid finish in the American Le Mans Series race at Road America on Sunday, despite losing valuable setup time on the first practice day due to an engine-related problem. Sascha Maassen...

solid seventh

BAM! (British American Motorsport) posted a solid finish in the American Le Mans Series race at Road America on Sunday, despite losing valuable setup time on the first practice day due to an engine-related problem.

Sascha Maassen started the No. 43 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR from seventh on the GT grid. He moved up to second in class before handing off to Leo Hindery, Jr. after 68 minutes of the two-hour 45-minute race. Hindery drove a consistent stint, hampered by a radio malfunction that knocked out communication with the team. He also had to contend with a broken rear deck lid on the car, which hurt the car's aerodynamics, dropping him back to eighth in class. Maassen took over at 2h11 and logged consistent laps faster than the previous class record to move up to finish seventh.

Leo Hindery, Jr.

"I thought the crew did a wonderful job, given how much bad luck we had on the first day, Friday. Sascha got us as high as second, which is no surprise, he is unbelievable. The car today ran as well as it has at any point this weekend, a real compliment to the crew and to Michelin - I thought the tires were just incredible today. A little bit of luck here or there and we would have been stronger. But you can't complain against this field."

Sascha Maassen

"I would like this to be 12-hour race. In the last hour, our car was the best we've had this weekend. We had the same problem that we had at Mosport - we lost a very valuable practice, so we were 'way too late with the car. Now, at the end of the race, I was really, really happy with the car."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Leo Hindery