magic weekend BAM! (British American Motorsport) capped a successful race week at Road Atlanta with a sixth-place GT finish in the 1000-mile, 9.5-hour Petit Le Mans, despite starting at the back of the field and some unlucky breaks with the...
BAM! (British American Motorsport) capped a successful race week at Road Atlanta with a sixth-place GT finish in the 1000-mile, 9.5-hour Petit Le Mans, despite starting at the back of the field and some unlucky breaks with the team's track position at the start of two early caution periods.
Leo Hindery, Jr. was in the No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at the start of the second half of the Petit Le Mans. He pitted at 5h33 and Adam Jones took the wheel. He returned to the track 11th in GT and moved up to ninth during his stint. Lucas Luhr then drove his third stint, starting at 7h31. He gained three positions to finish sixth.
Leo Hindery, Jr.
"If somebody said at the start of this race you could have sixth against a field of the top 15 GT cars in the world, you'd have taken it and been thrilled to have it. I think the team is as good as it's been in a year. Not that it's been bad in the past, but there's just something about the magic of this weekend, everybody just really put their shoulders to the wheel, so to speak. Adam and Lucas raced brilliantly, and there wasn't a glitch on the team. It's a big points race for us and we jumped ahead of some of the guys we wanted to get ahead of, so we'll go on to Laguna [Seca Raceway, the next race location] to finish this thing off."
"We finished sixth, which in some people's eyes is not a good result, but obviously we know it was a good result. Credit to the team, it's a real team effort and that's what got us to the end. It's my first Petit Le Mans; it's been a fabulous experience! I couldn't imagine being with a better team or having a better experience than I've had over the last nine days. I'll be sad to go, but hopefully I can come back next year and kick some more ass with BAM!."
"We finished sixth, which is not a bad result but it's not the result we wanted to have. But starting all the way from the back, I think we've done pretty good. I have to say thanks to the whole team. The guys really did a great job - we smoked everybody on our pitstops. We just were a little bit unlucky under the yellows. At least we finished a race - it's my first finish with BAM! and that gives us hope for the last race at Laguna."
BAM! driver Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, set the fastest GT lap in the Petit Le Mans on Saturday. He lapped the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course in one minute 24.052 seconds, on the sixth lap.