Law Adds to GT Points Lead at Trois-RiviÃ¨res TROIS-RIVIÃ‰RES, Canada (August 4, 2001) - Darren Law and the G&W Motorsports team took a commanding lead over the Grand American Rolex Series GT Class Driver Championship and Team Championship with ...
Law Adds to GT Points Lead at Trois-Rivières TROIS-RIVIÉRES, Canada (August 4, 2001) - Darren Law and the G&W Motorsports team took a commanding lead over the Grand American Rolex Series GT Class Driver Championship and Team Championship with their second-place finish at Trois-Riviéres.
"It was an excellent race," Law said. "If we would have had just a few more laps, we could have won."
After gaining seven seconds per lap for the final ten laps, the #81 Motorola/Commscope/G&W Motorsports Porsche GT3-R finished only seven seconds behind the #34 Porsche.
"Our car was unbelievable," Law said. "This is the best it has run all year. The Yokohama tires were flawless and the whole G&W crew gave me a great car to run."
G&W had a different pit strategy than the other GT cars. On lap 32, only 30 minutes into the race, the #81 stopped for fuel, tires and a driver change. The #34 did not take the same approach during their pit stop, taking only enough fuel to finish the race.
"Unfortunately the #34 car didn't change drivers or tires," Law said. "That was the deciding factor between first and second place."
The #54 JET Motorsports BMW M3 finished 11 laps off of the lead due to front-end damage to the car. With the #54 finishing sixth in the GT class, Law and the G&W team added much-needed points to jump significantly ahead in the heated battle for GT class driver points and team points championships.
"I am glad we were able to finish so well today," Law said. "The GT championship battle is getting close and we really needed these points."