Frisselles to start 12th at Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, Canada (20 May 05)-- After posting a fast lap time of 1:31.719 seconds in qualifying, young brother driving duo Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Saturday's 'Six Heures du ...
Frisselles to start 12th at Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant, Canada (20 May 05)-- After posting a fast lap time of 1:31.719 seconds in qualifying, young brother driving duo Burt and Brian Frisselle will start Saturday's 'Six Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant' from 12th position in their RX.Com BMW-Doran for round five of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series. Although he had been looking to get a better spot in the order during the fifteen minute session, older brother Burt knows that it will be the race that matters, and is feeling confident about Saturday's event.
"We have improved the car a lot-it's really stable and that's important for some of the fast corners here at Tremblant," said Burt. "We still are lacking some grip in the front of the car, but I think that we should have a good race car tomorrow. We can do lap times on tires that are thirty laps old that are pretty close to the times we are doing on brand new tires, so that's really very encouraging for the race."
After Brian did a strong job in round four's qualifying, scoring seventh on the grid at Laguna, it was Burt's turn to qualify the car today so he will be at the helm of the BMW-Doran for Saturday's green flag.
"I think I'll just be patient at the start of the race and let the other guys get to banging into each other!" said Burt. "It's a long race, so we will just try and work our way towards the front, stay out of trouble, and be there at the end. We have had some tough luck in the last couple of races, so we are hungry to get a good finish and take some points out of here."
Brian also knows that the long race will see plenty of lead changes, yellow flags, and pit stops and that traffic will be key.
"I know that Burt was looking for a better spot on the grid, but really its not going to matter much once we get racing," said Brian. "I think we might surprise some people with how strong our car is-the brakes are good, and we have some good power, so we should be quick in the traffic and over the six hour race, that's going to add up a lot."
Saturday's race is scheduled to start at 11:00 AM, and there will be a fifteen-minute warm-up in the morning. The race will be broadcast live on Speed Channel.