Sears Point: Alex Job Racing preview

double start The Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche team is looking for a double victory to start the American Le Mans Series season. After its flag-to-flag triumph in the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring, the team is chasing a second...

double start

The Alex Job Racing McKenna Porsche team is looking for a double victory to start the American Le Mans Series season. After its flag-to-flag triumph in the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring, the team is chasing a second GT-class win in the May 19 series race at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.

"We always love to go to California and compete at Sears; it's one of our favorite parts of the country," said team owner Alex Job. "We haven't won there, but we're looking forward to turning that around this year. We're looking for good results for this event because it is in our sponsor McKenna Porsche's backyard."

factory finesse

The independent Alex Job Racing team has been honored with four Porsche factory drivers. The all-German squad has Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen in the No. 23 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and Timo Bernhard and Jörg Bergmeister in the No. 22 Porsche.

Bernhard, Luhr and Maassen have raced at Sears Point, but all of the drivers will have to relearn the 2.52-mile road course, which has been enhanced through major structural upgrades. The track's elevation changes and new smooth surface are similar to European circuits, which should benefit the Alex Job McKenna drivers.

"It's a very technical track; it takes precision driving and a very good setup to win here," Job explained. "Our drivers are the best in the business. They're very experienced in these cars and on tracks like this. We're very focused on getting the right setup for the race."

engineering expertise

Alex Job Racing has doubled its engineering strength, with Renaud Dufour joining the team to engineer the No. 22 Porsche. Greg Fordahl will continue as engineer for the No. 23 car.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Greg Ford , Jörg Bergmeister , Timo Bernhard , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing