AIM Autosport Road America Qualifying Report

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AIM Autosport’s GAMMA88 Car Qualifies Fourth at Road America
Drivers and Crew Very Happy with Car’s Excellent Handling

Driver Burt Frisselle has secured a fourth-place start for AIM Autosport’s BMW-Riley sponsored by GAMMA88 in tomorrow’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VISIT FLORIDA. With a lap of 2m 2.388s around the 4.048-mile road course, Burt got all that he could out of a car that he praised for a fantastic set up.

...with the tuning we do tonight we’ll have a strong race car tomorrow.

Burt Frisselle

Having posted a competitive time on old tires during the second half of morning practice, AIM was thrilled with the car’s handling. With limited running yesterday due to inclement weather the true pace of the competition remained to be seen.

“We have been working hard to reduce downforce, and therefore drag, for the long straights here at Road America,” said Chief Engineer Ian Willis. “But that places a bigger emphasis on generating grip from the chassis without hurting the tires.

“We’re very happy to have qualified fourth fastest and we need to find just a bit more speed for tomorrow.”

“I’m really happy to have qualified in the top five and do a good job for GAMMA88 because we wouldn’t be here without their support,” said Burt. “We’ve got some more work to do to get with the Ganassi team as they’re running the same package as us and they’ve been the benchmark of the series. I’m confident that with the tuning we do tonight we’ll have a strong race car tomorrow.”

“It’s a great result for the team,” said Burt’s co-driver, Mark Wilkins. “We’ve had a great car that we’ve been fine tuning since our test day on Wednesday. We’ve had a lot of confidence in the car and Burt drove a great qualifying session. Fourth is a great result given that we’ve missed a couple of races and have been playing catch up."

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Burt Frisselle , Mark Wilkins
Tags bmw, burt frisselle, prototype, riley