Mexico City: Sigalsport preview

SIGALSPORT RUM BUM HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN MEXICO! Los Angeles, April 14, 2008 -- Sigalsport Rum Bum is getting ready to race south of the border in Mexico City, Mexico. Sigalsport Rum Bum missed the podium by a few car lengths in Miami and...

SIGALSPORT RUM BUM HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS IN MEXICO!

Los Angeles, April 14, 2008 -- Sigalsport Rum Bum is getting ready to race south of the border in Mexico City, Mexico. Sigalsport Rum Bum missed the podium by a few car lengths in Miami and will try to add another strong finish next Saturday at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Sigalsport Rum Bum co-drivers, Gene Sigal and Matt Plumb, will compete this week in the Mexico City 250 event, third round of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. The race is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at 3:15 PM ET and will be broadcast live on Speed starting at 4:00 PM ET.

"I love Mexico City. I raced here in 2005 and almost won the race with our Sigalsport BMW M3 GT. I finished second, a few lengths behind Jan Magnussen. I always like to come to Mexico. I like the country and its traditions. The atmosphere is exciting and the fans love racing and that shows. I think we are going to be competitive in Mexico. We have assembled a strong group of people and we have a new engineer, Brian Ma, who comes from Champ Car and already proved at Homestead his ability to do well," added team owner and Sigalsport Rum Bum co-driver, Gene Sigal.

"This will be my first race in Mexico City and my third Grand-Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype race ever" announced Matt Plumb. "I heard Mexico was a great country to go racing in and there is so much history there. I am excited because we just finished fifth at the Grand Prix of Miami and we are getting the updated Dinan BMW engine for Mexico. Sigalsport qualified fourth last year and ran well there. Our goal is to run at the front of the pack," added Sigalsport Rum Bum co-driver, Matt Plumb.

"I am very proud of our team" declared Emmanuel Lupe, team manager for Sigalsport Rum Bum. "The crew, led by new crew chief Evan Chance, did a phenomenal job to prepare the car and this is the best this Dinan BMW Riley has been prepared so far. Everyone in the team is motivated and our priority is to finish the race and maintain our top ten ranking in the team point standings" added Lupe.

-credit: ss

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Matt Plumb , Gene Sigal