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Round four of the American Le Mans Series takes place at the Mosport International Raceway, near Toronto, on 24th July. Porsche works drivers Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) aim to build on their Lime Rock podium finish for the Flying Lizard Motorsports team, and Wolf Henzler (Germany) drives the Falken Tire 911 GT3 RSR with Bryan Sellers (USA). Marco Holzer (Germany) drives at Mosport for his first time in the second Flying Lizard car with Seth Neiman (USA), and the Paul Miller Racing car is driven by Sascha Maassen (Germany) and Bryce Millar (USA).
Hartmut Kristen, Porsche head of motorsport, says: "Mosport is a track where engine performance is more important than on any other circuit. For this reason we were thrilled to hear that the rule-makers in the USA want to revise the imbalance that disadvantaged our cars. I hope that Flying Lizard and the Falken and Miller teams can continue their upward trend that they showed in Lime Rock."
Joerg Bergmeister adds: “Last year we travelled to Mosport without high expectations and we won. It’s not normally a circuit that particularly suits us and it features too many straights. But if we can manage to make everything come together like in Lime Rock recently then we might bring home a podium result. I’d be very happy with this.”
Patrick Long: “It’s not easy making a reliable prediction for Mosport. The track is very fast, and very demanding for the driver. It’s unforgiving with mistakes. That should work in our favour. I hope we can use this to our advantage.”
Wolf Henzler: “The tests that we conducted since Long Beach have brought us a huge step forward. This was clearly apparent in Lime Rock. We’re now in the position to drive consistently quicker lap times over a race distance. This will also help us in Mosport. There are many fast corners there that we drive in fourth and fifth gear, so our average speed is correspondingly high. I hope that we can continue our good performance from Lime Rock."
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