Road Atlanta II: Alex Job Racing practice report

Veterans at Road Atlanta, No. 23 drivers Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen posted the quickest lap in GT class during morning, afternoon and night practice sessions today. Luhr's lap time during the two-hour night session was the quickest of the week...

Veterans at Road Atlanta, No. 23 drivers Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen posted the quickest lap in GT class during morning, afternoon and night practice sessions today. Luhr's lap time during the two-hour night session was the quickest of the week with a lap of 1:23.033.

Quick second...

Not far behind, the 24 car of Jorg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas was a close second during all three sessions of the day. After night practice, the trio bettered their qualifying time of 1:23.922 from last year's Petit Le Mans GT pole by .4 of a second. "Maybe we can be faster tomorrow, who knows. The track conditions were good with the tires tonight and we made some changes and we just got faster. Things felt pretty good with the car, we can still work on some things and then I will hope for better times tomorrow with a little luck," Bernhard said.

First experience with AJR...

No. 24 newcomer Romain Dumas picked up speed during his debut in both the No. 24 Alex Job Racing Porsche and at Road Atlanta, posting a fast lap time of 1:25.745. "I'm not sure about this circuit yet. Yesterday I didn't care for all the elevation changes but today was better. I guess I need to get used to the differences. The Porsche car feels good. At night I think it was good. It's very different, but easier than Le Mans! I think my opinion of the circuit is changing the more I drive," Dumas said.

Point race...

Luhr and Maassen have already sewed up their second GT drivers championship this year so the points race crunch for second lies with the No. 24 drivers. Bergmeister and Bernhard hold a single point lead over Ferrari drivers Ralf Kelleners and Anthony Lazzaro.

Another sport on the horizon...

For three of the AJR drivers, the real excitement will begin after the transporters have left the circuit on Sunday. Bergmeister, Luhr and Maassen are all looking forward to a little competition on the soccer field at the fifth annual season ending soccer match. The trio were seen practicing their skills yesterday in the paddock. "The drivers have won the last three years in a row and we hope that we can repeat that this year. It's always good fun and it's really grown each year. We're already practicing and we brought proper shoes this time," Luhr said.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Ralf Kelleners , Anthony Lazzaro , Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Jörg Bergmeister , Timo Bernhard , Romain Dumas , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing