Cincinnati, OH (July 3, 2001) - With one victory and three thirds under their belts, Doran/Lista Drivers Didier Theys (Belgium), Mauro Baldi (Monaco) and Fredy Lienhard (Switzerland) travel to Road America to defend their 2000 victory. The...
Cincinnati, OH (July 3, 2001) - With one victory and three thirds under their belts, Doran/Lista Drivers Didier Theys (Belgium), Mauro Baldi (Monaco) and Fredy Lienhard (Switzerland) travel to Road America to defend their 2000 victory.
The Grand American Road Racing Association treks to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., to take on the longest road course of the season; a four-mile, 14-turn track. The long track allows drivers to reach speeds nearing 200 mph as they weave in and out for the top spot in Victory Lane.
"Our Ferrari does very well on this course," Didier Theys said. "We have the grip we need to go very fast, we like driving this course because it is fun for the drivers as well as for the spectators. We won here last year because our car was running so well. Right now, our car is running faster that this time last year, so we have a good shot."
After a three-week hiatus, the Cincinnati-based Doran/Lista Team is geared up to take the Rolex Grand Am competitors by storm. Racing excitement begins on Friday with several practice sessions. Rolex Sports Car Series qualifying will be held on Saturday afternoon, with the Road America 500 beginning at noon on Sunday.
The Rolex Sport Car Series is made up of five classes that will compete in the Road America 500 on Sunday, July 8. The SportsRacer Prototypes are the premier classes in the Rolex Series and showcases purebred racecars. Prototype designs include low silhouettes, mid-engine chassis, high rear wings, and state-of-the-art components like carbon fiber bodywork and onboard electronic telemetry. There are two classes within the SportsRacer Prototypes (SRP), with the SRPII class featuring lighter weight cars with less powerful engines. In prototype racing, the car's chassis is married to one of several available racing engines with chassis builders Ferrari, Kudzu, Lola, Norma and Riley & Scott and engine-makers BMW, Chevrolet, Ford, Judd, Mazda and Nissan used in various combinations.