Trois-Rivieres: Prodrive Ferrari preview

Canadian challenge begins for Care Racing and Prodrive Ferrari team After the rough and tumble of the Sonoma, California race on Sunday, the Prodrive Ferrari team is on the move to north of the US border for the first of two Canadian rounds in...

Canadian challenge begins for Care Racing and Prodrive Ferrari team

After the rough and tumble of the Sonoma, California race on Sunday, the Prodrive Ferrari team is on the move to north of the US border for the first of two Canadian rounds in the American Le Mans Series.

Round 4 will take place on Sunday, 3rd August on the1.52 mile temporary street circuit in the city of Trois-Rivières, located along the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and Quebec City.

The GTS podium finish of David Brabham and Jan Magnussen at Infineon Raceway last Sunday was not without its price. The Prodrive Ferrari engineers and mechanics will be hard at work as soon as they arrive in Canada repairing the battle-scarred no. 80 Ferrari 550 Maranello of not only the Australian/Danish pairing but also that of Tomas Enge and Peter Kox (no.88) which also sustained bodywork damage during the race.

The knowledge and experience of the small, tight circuit gained by Brabham and Magnussen during the Series' first visit to Trois-Rivières last year will be invaluable in mechanically setting up the car for the 3 hour race. Due to the nature of the venue, achieving a good balance and grip will be all-important for the drivers.

David Brabham explains a little more: "The race track is very challenging the team and drivers, and you can expect to see lots of spring, damper and roll bar adjustments going on during the practice sessions. It's tight and very bumpy, a bit up and down, so very unforgiving if you make a mistake.

"I'm really looking forward to going back to Trois-Rivières though, not just because of the circuit but also because of the town and the way they completely embrace the race. It reminds me a bit of when we were at Adelaide, you get there and it's a big festival, you really feel part of the town, which is nice. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event."

The race begins at 2.45pm (local) on Sunday, and will be shown live on SPEED Channel starting at 2.30pm (EDT), and tape delayed on Eurosport at 8pm (Central European Time) on Sunday, 10th August.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , David Brabham , Jan Magnussen