Mexico City: Frisselle brothers qualifying report

Frisselles to start eighth in Mexico City Debut (Mexico City, Mexico) 4 November 05-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start from eighth on the grid in their RX.Com BMW/Doran after Burt carded a fast lap time of 1:46.410 seconds in qualifying for...

Frisselles to start eighth in Mexico City Debut

(Mexico City, Mexico) 4 November 05-- Burt and Brian Frisselle will start from eighth on the grid in their RX.Com BMW/Doran after Burt carded a fast lap time of 1:46.410 seconds in qualifying for the Rolex Sports Car Series season finale, which marks the first time the series has raced in the market. The young brother driving duo are still chasing an elusive strong result after suffering from some tough racing luck, but are feeling confident in advance of Saturday's race.

"We still have some work to do on the car I think, but we were faster every session we ran today, and hopefully we can continue that tomorrow for the race," said Burt. "We have some new suspension developments at the rear, and it has helped the car a lot, but there is still some time to find. But, starting from the top-ten will hopefully help us stay out of trouble during the race and we can get into a good pace and move up like we have in every race so far this season."

The Mexico City event is the debut in the market for the Rolex Sports Car Series, which is partnering with the Champ Car World Series for the weekend. The new event promises to expose a large and passionate fan base to the Rolex style of racing, but the weekend has a different schedule than most Rolex events.

"This is a bit of an usual weekend with the schedule being so compressed," said Brian. "So we have to accomplish a lot each time we are out on track so it's a bit of a challenge. But the track is just great to drive, and I really am looking forward to racing in front of this crowd because I think they are really going to get into the show that we put on. And if the car keeps improving as it has all weekend with Gary and the Synergy guys keeping at work on it, it could be a really good day for us."

The two-hour and forty-five minute race will get started at 4:00 ET (LIVE, Speed Channel), and the long front stretch leading into the first corner has Burt hoping that his fellow drivers play it smart at the start.

"Turn one is going to be interesting tomorrow," said Burt. "We are going to be carrying more speed into that corner than we do for any other first turn all season, and all I want to do is to stay clean and get through it all set because it's a long race and I just hope noone gets too excited at the start."

The race will be broadcast live on Speed Channel beginning at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, November 4th.

-sgm-

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Brian Frisselle