Sebring: Alex Job Racing Thursday report

Alex Job Racing Qualifies Third and Sixth in GT2 for Sebring Sebring, Florida - Alex Job Racing will start the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring from third and sixth position in GT2 Saturday. The American Le Mans Series officials cancelled...

Alex Job Racing Qualifies Third and Sixth in GT2 for Sebring

Sebring, Florida - Alex Job Racing will start the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring from third and sixth position in GT2 Saturday. The American Le Mans Series officials cancelled today's qualifying session due to rain.

The team has spent the past three days dialing in the number 23/mail2web.com/Hyatt/ Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and the number 24/BellMicroproducts/ ProVest/Alex Job Racing/Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for the 12-hour race to be run on Saturday.

2004 ALMS GT driver's champion Timo Bernhard was scheduled to qualify the number 23 car today. "I am very disappointed we did not qualify today. We have not had the opportunity to run at full pace, I think we could have had the pole. We have a good dry setup; we just needed the opportunity to show the speed. It is a long race so the qualifying is not as important as we are at then end of the race."

Randy Pobst would have been the qualifying driver in the number 24 entry. "I was the fastest car this morning in wet practice. I am not sure that we had a pole car, but I would have liked the opportunity to find out. Sixth is a little further back than I would like, but 12 hours is a long time to make that up."

"Neither car has yet to run to its fullest potential," said Alex Job, team owner. "This just makes us accelerate our program a little more. We have a good dry setup; we were just working through some small issues. Twelve hours is a long race and it is the result we are looking for at the end of the evening on Saturday. Third and sixth is a little further back than we are used to starting, but our drivers are patient and professional and the team is well practiced to help in the pits."

Alex Job Racing will take to the 3.7-mile 17-turn Sebring International Raceway for the 12-hour event starting at 10:45 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 19th. The race will be broadcast on Speed Channel.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Randy Pobst , Timo Bernhard , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing