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Bouchut Leads Homestead Test In Two Cars

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Christophe Bouchut led the way as testing at Homestead continued today.

After leading the way in the morning driving the #55 Level 5 Motorsports Bouchut moved on to the #95 BMW/Riley entry and promptly set the pace again in the afternoon.

“Both cars are really quick,” said the Frenchman. “We’re trying different setups. We’re not trying to be the fastest out here, but with the banking this is a perfect track to simulate for Daytona.”

With the introduction of paddleshifters for 2011 in teams using a Pro-Am driver Bouchut revealed his thoughts. “I think it’s a good thing, and it’s good for both pro and gentleman drivers,” Bouchut said. “It brings more for the gentleman side, but even for us pros it’s a good thing. I really believe it’s even faster.”

Bouchut isn’t a stranger to the top step of the podium of the Daytona Rolex 24 after he was part of the winning team in 1995.

“It would be really nice to win it again after so many years,” Bouchut said. “It’s really like a dream, (and) this is the team that can win it.”

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