G-Drive grabs Gold at Circuit of Americas in LMP2

by Connor Jackson

Victory for the #26 G-Drive Racing team allows them to take second in the LMP2 category from their team-mates in the #28 who managed to cross the line in third after a gruelling six-hour endurance race.

The #26 team of Sam Bird, Roman Rusinov and Julien Canal beat their KCMG rivals by 1 minute 21 seconds, recording their second win of the season. The result was greatly appreciated having finished second to the championship leaders in the last two rounds.

“It was a good weekend for us, and I am extremely happy to be able to give this win to Ligier, and especially Guy,” said Philippe Dumas, Team Principal.

“The whole team did an amazing job and the engineers had a great strategy. It was important for us and for the season and I am happy to be able to give this win to the team.”

“It was great for us to win,” said Rusinov. “In my opinion, it was the most beautiful win we have ever had.”

“It was really good to do this in America and the team did a great job. The engineers and drivers were perfect. It was an important race and win for us and team. It showed we are back in the game for the championship.”

As for the #28 Ligier driven by Gustavo Yacaman, Luis Felipe Derani and Ricardo Gonzalez, they enjoyed their third straight third place in a row.

“It was a long, hot race,” commented Yacaman. “It was very hot at the beginning of the race and we struggled with the tires. It was very hard to drive at the end of the second stint and I had a little spin, but was able to recover and didn’t lose a lot of time.”

“At the end of the day, I am very happy to be on this team. These guys are very good and really professional. I just want to thank the whole G-Drive Racing and Onroak Automotive organization for doing such a stellar job. I am really happy our sister car won. They really deserved it.”

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