Though Brumos Racing are one of the most famous names on the Grand-Am Rolex Series grid this weekend's race on Detroit's Belle Isle circuit represents a rare challenge for the team and driver Leh Keen and Andrew Davis.
“In Grand-Am we normally don't run a lot of street circuits,” said Davis, “but seeing Detroit on our schedule is really exciting. Street courses are fun, and we will have the chance to race in front of a new fan base in Detroit. Porsche engines are great on tight street circuits, so we are really looking forward to a good race at Belle Isle.”
The two hour event will be the fifth round of this year's championship for the Porsche fielding GT team. The 120 minute race – relatively short for the endurance racers of the Rolex Series – is likely to result in plenty of action on the tight track, as Keen explained; “having the Rolex Series add Belle Isle to the schedule this year is a real plus.”
“It's great to visit a new track and a new city and street courses are just a lot of fun. This race is only two hours, so there will be plenty of action, but I know our guys will have a good strategy and give us a strong car.”
Davis, co-driver in the no.59 echoes those words; “I predict it will be a wild race – street circuits are always just a blast that way, with close quarters and no room for error. It will be the best team that wins, and at Brumos, we feel we are the best and have proven that in the past.”
After four races Davis, Keen and the team are still searching for their first win of 2012, though twice the Florida based team have finished third in class, including at the Rolex 24 at Daytona back in January.