Magnus Racing goes to Quebec to say 'Bonjour, veuillez r0x00e9pondre 0x00e0 nos vert Porsche' August 11, 2010 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- Their French may not be that good, but John Potter and Leh Keen can't wait to get across the border to...
Magnus Racing goes to Quebec to say 'Bonjour, veuillez r0x00e9pondre 0x00e0 nos vert Porsche'
August 11, 2010 (Salt Lake City, Utah) -- Their French may not be that good, but John Potter and Leh Keen can't wait to get across the border to compete in this weekend's Grand Prix de Trois-Riveires, held on a temporary street circuit at Terrain de l'Exposition in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada.
Coming off of their two best finishes of the season in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, with a seventh place at New Jersey Motorsports Park preceded by a second place at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, the pair are banking on the agility and light weight of the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche Cayman to get back on the podium on the 1.45-mile Circuit Trois-Rivieres, which features several tight turns and hard braking zones.
"It would appear that this is a track that will suit the V8 cars, since it is a point-and-shoot style of track," said Potter, driver and team owner of Magnus Racing. "But we'll also use up less of our brakes and less of our tires, and when it gets down to the end of the race we might be in a good position relative to everyone else. And if we aren't, we'll be done by Friday and we can party the rest of the weekend."
When asked for comment, Keen, the most recent winner in the Rolex Sportscar Series GT division, wasn't sure there was a race in Trois-Rivieres until told for this press release.
"Everyone kept saying how Trois-Rivieres was such a party, and such a great time," said Keen. "So I really thought we were just going to party. Good thing I packed my helmet anyways."
-source: magnus racing