Road Atlanta: Alex Job Racing Saturday report

Alex Job Racing Qualifies Sixth and Ninth in GT2 at Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia - Alex Job Racing qualified sixth and ninth in GT2 for round two of the American Le Mans Series race to be run at Road Atlanta tomorrow. Randy Pobst drove his...

Alex Job Racing Qualifies Sixth and Ninth in GT2 at Road Atlanta

Braselton, Georgia - Alex Job Racing qualified sixth and ninth in GT2 for round two of the American Le Mans Series race to be run at Road Atlanta tomorrow.

Randy Pobst drove his number 24/Bell Microproducts/Pro Vest/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, to a sixth place qualifying position for tomorrow's two-hour and forty-five minute race. Romain Dumas, driving number 23 mail2web.com/Hyatt/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, suffered transmission problems in the last moments of the practice just prior to qualifying and came up 30-seconds short of being able to set a qualifying time.

In the practice leading up to the qualifying session, Romain Dumas was running in second on the timing chart. Just three laps into his practice time he lost third gear. "I was getting into a rhythm with the changes that Timo made during the session and getting mentally ready to qualify. I was going through the gears and lost third. There are four turns that you use third gear in, so there really wasn't an option to try and drive around it. Timo and myself will start from the back of the grid and drive hard to make up for lost ground."

Randy Pobst with teammate Ian Baas will start in sixth position on the GT2 grid tomorrow after posting a time of 1:23.499 and a speed of 110 mph. "The car is the best it has been all weekend," said Pobst. "We could have used another practice to try a few more setup changes, so we have a little more work left to do in tomorrow's warm-up session. The team has really kept on top of the track changes with the weather and the car responds well to every change. Ian and I are looking forward to a competitive race tomorrow."

"Our hard luck continues," said Alex Job. "I had hoped we left the problems back in Sebring, but it looks like it followed us. The team did a great job to change the transmission in about 20-minutes, but we were 30-seconds shy of being able to get in a qualifying lap. Randy and Ian have done a nice job to get the 24 car working well and setup for the race. They seem comfortable with the car and don't have differing wishes with the cars overall setup. We will start the 23 car from the back and it should make for good television as they come through the field."

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-

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Series ALMS
Drivers Randy Pobst , Romain Dumas , Ian Baas , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing