American Le Mans Series

Momentum Key For ESM At Start Of 2013 ALMS

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ESM's 2013 season began at the Rolex 24 at Daytona (Photo Credit:

After a solid performance in the first test day of the American Le Mans Series at Sebring, Extreme Speed Motorsports’ Johannes van Overbeek believes the team can achieve more success in 2013, and says he is ultimately looking for championship victory this year.

The Florida-based team achieved 9th position in their last outing, at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, but the 39 year-old van Overbeek believes that their victory at last year’s Petit Le Mans is a good omen for this season.

“Nothing is fundamentally different in our outfit.  Everyone is motivated more than ever to continue from where we left off last season.  I’m hoping that as long as everyone does their part to 100 percent, then we’ll do well.”

The California-based driver has aspirations of ultimate success this year; searching for championship victory is a strong desire.

“Just like all my seasons before this one, I’m going to take every session, every race, and approach them very seriously, focused and aggressive.  We’re going to do the best job we can.  If we do that, it will add up every session, and that’s how pole positions are earned and races are won.  I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to win a championship this year.”

The first event of the ALMS season is the 12 Hours of Sebring, starting on March 13th.

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