SIGALSPORT TO RUN WINNING BMW M3 GT AT MEXICO CITY! Los Angeles, October 18, 2005: Sigalsport has recently acquired several PTG BMW M3s and one of the BMW M3s will be co-driven at Mexico City by Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff. The Sigalsport BMW...
SIGALSPORT TO RUN WINNING BMW M3 GT AT MEXICO CITY!
Los Angeles, October 18, 2005: Sigalsport has recently acquired several PTG BMW M3s and one of the BMW M3s will be co-driven at Mexico City by Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff.
The Sigalsport BMW M3 Alhadeff Companies / Guarneros Racing Wear / Motul / GlycoMax / The Speed Gallery / Envista No. 05 will be the only BMW car to compete in the final round of the 2005 Rolex Sports Car Series. The BMW M3 has won seven Rolex Series GT races this season and its PTG BMWdrivers have scored six pole positions.
Sigalsport's BMW team will race at Mexico with the ambition to win and will try to score their first ever podium finish in the Rolex Series GT class.
Sigalsport will be assisted by PTG BMW team technicians for this race to make sure we put all chances on our side to score big in Mexico. Prototype Technology Group has been BMW's primary U.S. motorsports research and development team for the BMW M3 since 1995. In 2004, the team fielded three BMW M3s in the GT class of the Rolex Sports Car Series, sweeping the Manufacturer, Driver and Team championships.
Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff will be testing their new BMW machine at Summit Point Motorsports Park, Virginia on Thursday to acclimate themselves with their new winning machine and to prepare the Mexican rendez-vous.
"I am so excited to race our new BMW M3 car with Matt Alhadeff in Mexico" announced team owner and driver Gene Sigal. "Acquiring these winning BMWs marks another milestone for our young team. We had a long season trying to score podium finishes with our Porsche GT3 Cup but I have to admit that the BMWs and the Pontiacs were more competitive than the Porsches and this is one of the main reasons why we made the calculated business decision to acquire these cars. Hopefully, entering the BMW M3 at Mexico City will give our team a chance to do well there and certainly bring outstanding experience to our entire team before next year's anticipated 2006 Rolex Series GT battle." Sigal continued.
Sigalsport will officially announce and unveil their 2006 racing plan to compete for the GT title in the Rolex Sports Car Series in a press conference at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez media center on Thursday, November 3.
Mexico City will only be the 23rd race of Sigalsport since its inception in early 2004. The team recently celebrated its second season anniversary at Phoenix and after successfully competing in the Rolex Series SGS class with a Porsche in 2004, the team moved up to the GT class in 2005. After 22 starts in the Rolex Series, Sigalsport's achievements include 13 top ten finishes, one class win and two podium finishes. Since the Road & Track 250, Gene Sigal is co-driving the primary Sigalsport Porsche with Matt Alhadeff, who is only in the tenth international race of his early career. Gene Sigal and Matt Alhadeff will continue to race together in 2006 and the team will still be based in its Los Angeles, California workshop.