Cleveland: Transnet Racing preview

Alex Garcia prepares for running at Cleveland. Atlanta (Georgia) July 10th, 2002. This weekend on July14th, Transnet Racing and Venezuelan driver Alex Garcia will head to Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland for the eighth event of the...

Alex Garcia prepares for running at Cleveland.

Atlanta (Georgia) July 10th, 2002. This weekend on July14th, Transnet Racing and Venezuelan driver Alex Garcia will head to Burke Lakefront Airport in downtown Cleveland for the eighth event of the 2002 Toyota Atlantic Championship season. This unique track on airport runways features long, fast straight-aways and a very wide racing line, which allows drivers more overtaking than usual.

After last weekend's retirement from the race in Toronto due to mechanical problems, both, team and driver are hoping for better results in Cleveland.

"It was a shame what happened in Toronto," Alex Garcia said. "My main goal in Cleveland is to move from the back to the middle of the starting grid and finish the race. We are working very hard and we have some plans to address areas where we need improvement. I am looking forward to learning the Cleveland track. This configuration is a very special one. It looks quite exciting with many opportunities for overtaking."

Greg Sorrentino, Transnet Racing Team Manager commented on the next stop of the series at Cleveland: "This is a very fast and bumpy track. About a month ago we went to Putnam Park (Indiana) in preparation for this specific race and we should be able to repeat the performance we achieved during that test."

Transnet Racing was established in 2002 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

The race will be at Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday July 14th, in a temporary road course circuit (2.106 miles/ 32 laps), and will be broadcast by Speed Channel.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Garcia