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Team Falken Visits Canada For Attack On Mosport

July 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Motorsport News

With a top five finish two weeks ago at Lime Rock, Falken Tire is looking for its first ALMS victory at the challenging Mosport International Raceway this weekend.  Team Falken’s Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, prepared by Manager Derrick Walker and driven by Porsche works and Falken team driver Wolf Henzler and his partner, team driver Bryan Sellers, will compete in the popular GT class and continues to run strong, due to the combined efforts of the team.
 
“We are very close,” said Walker.  “We had a podium finish at Lime Rock, but circumstances led to our being penalized 90 seconds on the final lap and that dropped us to fifth.  It didn’t dampen our spirits, because we know what kind of car we have and what we’re capable of delivering.”

That will prove even harder to do at Mosport, located north of Bowmanville, Ontario, with its narrow track and constantly changing elevations throughout the 2.46-mile course.  Nevertheless, the veteran racetrack enjoys the reputation as being the fastest circuit in the American LeMans Series and attracts a loyal fan base within Canada and from the north eastern parts of the U.S.
 
“I always enjoy coming to this track,” said Sellers.  “It’s both tough and tight, which makes it as challenging as you can get, what with all the traffic we have to navigate through.  What’s more, weather consistently plays a factor in terms of track conditions.  But our tire engineers will choose the right compound AZENIS RT Slicks and that should give us an edge.”

Qualifying for the GT class is set for 3:50 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 23, while the two-hour, 45-minute race starts Sunday at 3:05 p.m. ET.
 
The Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport race will run ESPN3.com, 2:45 p.m. ET, July 24, and be shown on ESPN2, 10 p.m. ET, July 24.

Source: Falken Tire