Mexico City: Doran Racing preview

Doran Racing's Crown Royal Special Reserve No. 77 Heads South of the Border for Season Finale Nov. 5 LEBANON, Ohio, Oct. 28 - They've put Doran Racing's Crown Royal Special Reserve DORAN JE4 Ford on the pole, they've led races, and they've been...

Doran Racing's Crown Royal Special Reserve No. 77 Heads South of the Border for Season Finale Nov. 5

LEBANON, Ohio, Oct. 28 - They've put Doran Racing's Crown Royal Special Reserve DORAN JE4 Ford on the pole, they've led races, and they've been on the podium. Now Matteo Bobbi and Fabrizio Gollin will try to end their first season of Rolex series competition with a victory in the season finale at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The race is being held in conjunction with the Champ Car World Series season finale the following day on the 2.786-mile permanent road course. The Rolex series race is scheduled to be broadcast live on SPEED at 4 p.m. ET that Saturday afternoon.

Doran Racing is currently 11th in the team point standings with 247 points, just a single point out of tenth place. Another podium finish like the team recorded at the last race, which was held at Virginia International Raceway on Oct. 9, could move it up significantly in the standings in the extremely competitive series. Less than 10 points separate 11th from eighth place, and since a victory is worth 35 points the team could mathematically rise as high as seventh for the year.

The Lebanon, Ohio-based team is already seventh in the number of laps led with 84 so far this season. Bobbi led 51 of those laps and Gollin led 33.

The team is also seventh in the series' "Performance index."

Gollin and Bobbi are 10th and 11th in the series' "Driver performance index," and tied for 11th in the overall driver point standings going into Mexico City.

The DORAN JE4 chassis is currently third in the Daytona Prototype chassis manufacturer standings.

At press time there were 21 Daytona Prototypes entered in the race and eight GT cars making up the field of 29 for the 250-mile/90-lap/two-hour-and-45-minute race.

The action begins with practice at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Another hour of practice is slated for 3:30 p.m. that day prior to qualifying at 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Nov. 5 there is a 45-minute practice session at 8 a.m. and an autograph session at 11 a.m. before the recon laps are held at 2:40 p.m., 20 minutes before the green flag is scheduled to drop.

For more information please see doranracing.com and crownroyal.com. The drivers' Web sites are at Matteobobbi.com and fabriziogollin.com.

Other interesting information can be found at grandamerican.com, speedtv.com and restartcommunications.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Fabrizio Gollin , Matteo Bobbi
Teams Doran Racing