2001 GT Champion Looking Forward to Changes in New Season PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 28, 2002)& ...
2001 GT Champion Looking Forward to Changes in New Season
PHOENIX, Ariz. (January 28, 2002)– After receiving a Rolex watch for winning the 2001 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series GT Championship, Darren Law will return to Daytona International Speedway to vie for another coveted timepiece.
For the 2002 Grand-Am season, Law will change virtually everything except his team. He will move up from the GT class to SRP II, he will be behind the wheel of a brand-new car and he will be competing with a new teammate.
Law will contest the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in the #07 G&W Motorsports/Momentum Motorcars/USI Insurance/Valley Group BMW-M powered Picchio prototype, along with fellow G&W Motorsports drivers, Steve and Danny Marshall and Italian driver, Armando Trentini.
Law and Trentini will team up to compete in the car for all of the 2002 season.
“Our main goal for the 24 hour is to finish the race,” Law said.“ Since the car is still in the early stages of development, just finishing will be an accomplishment in itself.”
Law got his first experience in the new prototype at the Daytona Test Days earlier this month. He and the G&W team will continue its testing on the #07 next week at the team’s home track, Virginia International Raceway.
“I am excited to get back into this type of racecar,” Law said. “ I feel like I’m getting back to my roots, since I grew up racing karts and formula cars.”
“The car is coming along quickly in its development,” Law said.“ We hope the car will be ready for sale in the U.S. later this year.”
Returning sponsors for Law in 2002 are OMP and Performance Friction Brake Technologies.
The 40th Annual Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona can be seen on Speedvision on Feb. 2-3, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST.