Homestead: Sigalsport race report

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR SIGALSPORT RUM BUM IN MIAMI! Los Angeles, April 1, 2008 - The Sigalsport Rum Bum Dinan BMW Riley co-driven by Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb finished 5th at the 2008 Grand Prix of Miami last Saturday. This fantastic ...

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE FOR SIGALSPORT RUM BUM IN MIAMI!

Los Angeles, April 1, 2008 - The Sigalsport Rum Bum Dinan BMW Riley co-driven by Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb finished 5th at the 2008 Grand Prix of Miami last Saturday. This fantastic performance for the Los Angeles based team is further proof that the team is strong and ready to fight with the best teams of the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car series DP class this season.

Sigal and Plumb ran a great race and Plumb was even able to run one lap in third place but had to give up the podium finish position after a hectic battle with Goossens and Negri in the last laps of the race.

This race marked the first race for Sigalsport's new sponsor, Rum Bum. Freshly launched on Friday, March 21, Rum Bum is a multimedia entertainment company owned by Louis Bacardi, great grandson of the Bacardi company founder. In addition to launching his new brand and introducing a new lifestyle, Louis Bacardi also launched Rumbum.com, a unique sports and entertainment website designed to interact with sports fans from all around the world.

"This is a remarkable performance for our Sigalsport Rum Bum Dinan BMW racing team," said Sigalsport Rum Bum team owner and co-driver Gene Sigal after the race. "I am so proud of my teammate Matt Plumb and our crew. They did an outstanding job and even if we did not win this year like we did in 2007, the 5th place is like a victory after what our team has been through in the last three months! I really want to thank Louis Bacardi for giving us a chance to prove to him that the Sigalsport team combined with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series can be a great formula to develop and create brand awareness for a new brand like Rum Bum. I am very excited by the idea of taking our Sigalsport Rum Bum team to Mexico in less than three weeks," added Sigal. "Mexico is a motor racing nation and this will be a great marketing opportunity for Rum Bum to be exposed to a new international Hispanic crowd."

With this excellent result, the team jumped from 14th to 8th in points in the 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Series team point standings.

"I am so happy to finish 5th in my second Daytona Prototype race," declared Matt Plumb after the race. "Gene did an excellent job in his stint. I have to commend the team for putting such a great car together and our engineer, Brian, for a well-though-out race strategy. I am delighted at the idea of going to Mexico with Gene and the Sigalsport Rum Bum team. We will use the new version of the V8 Dinan BMW engine out there and even if I don't know the Hermanos Rodriguez track yet, I have a feeling that our car will be very competitive in Mexico City," added Matt Plumb.

-credit: sigalsport

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Matt Plumb , Gene Sigal