Mid-Ohio: CITGO Racing preview

Duno teams again with five-time Le Mans class winner Olivier Beretta June 21, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, for the 2nd time this season, will team with Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for Round 9 of the Rolex Sports Cars Series ...

Duno teams again with five-time Le Mans class winner Olivier Beretta

June 21, 2006, Los Angeles, CA...Milka Duno, for the 2nd time this season, will team with Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta for Round 9 of the Rolex Sports Cars Series Championship at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH June 23 -25, 2006. Beretta just scored his fifth class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France last weekend.

Duno and Beretta paired for the first time at Phoenix International Raceway last month where they narrowly missed the top-ten with an 11th place finish.

The hard work of the drivers and crew has been delivering strong performances with each successive outing and they hope to carry that momentum with them to Mid-Ohio. Duno brings along a previous 2nd place finish at the Lexington, OH circuit and Berretta arrives to the track fresh from a class win with Corvette Racing at Le Mans last weekend.

Milka Duno

"First of all - congratulations to Olivier for his win at Le Mans! It will be great to race with him with all that positive energy he will bring to our effort. We've been working very hard and the results of that are showing with each and every race. I can't wait to hit the track with him and the crew - and I know we'll all be giving 100% toward a great finish."

Olivier Beretta

"Phoenix was my first race [with Milka and CITGO Racing], so now I know the team and my teammate. We did well in Phoenix and hopefully we will do even better in Mid-Ohio. I am very happy that CITGO and the SAMAX team gave me an opportunity to join the DP class, and I will do my best to help the team and Milka. I have never run a prototype in Mid-Ohio, but I think it will suit the car because it is a good car to drive. I will know as soon as I run a few laps. All of the drivers are very professional and the track is relatively easy to learn, so after four or five laps, everyone will be comfortable."

Race action for the Rolex Series will begin on Saturday, June 24 at 530pm EDT and will be televised tape-delayed the following day -- Sunday, June 25 - on the SPEED Channel. Live timing and scoring will be available during the race at www.grandamerican.com.

-CITGO racing

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Milka Duno , Olivier Beretta
Teams Corvette Racing