Alex Job Racing Looks to Rebound at Road Atlanta Tavares, Florida - Alex Job Racing is looking to rebound following a tough 12-hours of Sebring. The team will travel to Braselton, Georgia for round two of the American Le Mans Series race to be...
Alex Job Racing Looks to Rebound at Road Atlanta
Tavares, Florida - Alex Job Racing is looking to rebound following a tough 12-hours of Sebring. The team will travel to Braselton, Georgia for round two of the American Le Mans Series race to be run at Road Atlanta next week.
Following the first double DNF in the teams 17-year history, Alex Job Racing is poised to return to the front of the GT2 field at Road Atlanta. "We rehashed the Sebring race a thousand times," said Alex Job, team owner. "Both our guys and the Porsche Motorsport engineers have studied the parts and race scenario from Sebring. We are ready for a fresh weekend that we can put Sebring behind us and get back to winning. Our record at Road Atlanta is pretty solid, we have managed to win the last two events there."
Defending GT2 series champion Timo Bernhard, driving the number 23 mail2web.com/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, knows that he has an up-hill battle the remainder of the season. "Sebring did not help our situation concerning the championship and our ambitions to win again, but that is Motorsport. I will go into the next races with the same goal - win. With the team and the Porsche package we have we will stay competitive. Romain and myself are very motivated to make up for lost ground at Road Atlanta. We dug ourselves a little hole at Sebring. We gave up valuable points as well as bonus points."
"With our unfortunate finish at Sebring, Timo and I will have to push every race," said Romain Dumas. "We are now in a position that we must score points in every race. With the Alex Job team behind us and the strength of the Porsche we go into each race weekend believing that we can win. At Road Atlanta the Panoz will be a force as it is their home circuit."
"It is going to be nice to sleep in my own bed as I live just up the road in Gainesville. I have spent a lot of time and done a lot of laps at the track. We had an unusual parts issue at Sebring with our transmission. Although the race did not turn out as expected, it was the first race with Ian Baas and myself and we got along really well and I am looking forward to racing with him the rest of the season. He is taking a measured approach and doing the job behind the wheel. The setup we had Sebring will be a great starting point next week and I am looking forward to being a lot more competitive."
"Sebring was a difficult start," said Ian Baas. "I really like Road Atlanta. I like the first combination of turns followed by the run up to turn seven. In the Formula Ford it was exciting, in the Porsche it should be a challenge. Last year in the Formula 2000 I qualified in the top five. Compared to Sebring, Road Atlanta will be like racing on a pool table. We should have our bad luck behind us now with the issues that we had in the first race. The team has worked hard to get to the bottom of the failures in Sebring, the first day of practice will tell the tale."
Round two of the ALMS series at Road Atlanta event will be televised live on CBS starting at 12:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, April 17th.
AJR thanks team sponsors mail2web.com, Hyatt, Bell Microproducts, ProVest and partners Mobil 1, Michelin, Puma and ZF Sachs.