Monterey: Transnet Racing preview

Transnet Racing anticipates better results at Laguna Seca: continued development of new 014 chassis top priority. Atlanta (GA). June 5rd, 2002. Transnet Racing and their driver, Venezuelan Alex Garcia, will travel this week to Monterey,...

Transnet Racing anticipates better results at Laguna Seca: continued development of new 014 chassis top priority.

Atlanta (GA). June 5rd, 2002. Transnet Racing and their driver, Venezuelan Alex Garcia, will travel this week to Monterey, California to compete in the fourth round of the Toyota Atlantic Championship which will take place on Saturday, June 8th at Laguna Seca Raceway.

After facing a challenging weekend in Milwaukee, the members of the Transnet Racing team are confident that they made important progress with their new 014 chassis and are prepared for the challenges ahead.

"The track at Monterey has tremendous history. I like it a lot although I only know the layout from video games. I'm sure the track will be even more spectacular!" commented Garcia. "I am really looking forward to continuing the development of the 014 chassis. We need to test it more to continue improving. At Transnet Racing, the whole team is very dedicated to this task and will keep working very hard to achieve our goals."

After being forced to withdraw in Milwaukee due to a critically unbalanced car, Garcia supported his team's decision to continue working with the new chassis. "Although the track at Laguna Seca is very fast, I think that the set-up will be easier. The ovals -- like Milwaukee -- are an exacting science and there is no margin for error. Even though withdrawing from the race was frustrating, it was the right decision. We are moving ahead. Good results are only a mater of time."

Greg Sorrentino, Team Manager of Transnet Racing, commented that the team was ready to face the next competition on the calendar. "We have a few days before the next race and along with Brian Jones, the team's engineer, we will work to process all of the data we obtained from the car in Milwaukee. We will evaluate that information and hope to be able to develop a set-up that will get us on the right track."

The fourth round of the Toyota Atlantic Championship, on the imposing Monterey (Laguna Seca) track, will take place Saturday, June 8th at 3 P.M. California time (6 P.M. Eastern Standard Time -- U.S.A.), and will air on Speedvision.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Garcia , Brian Jones