MAX ANGELELLI & JORDAN TAYLOR on the Rebound Like Never Before at Saturday’s Porsche 250 in Alabama

MAX ANGELELLI & JORDAN TAYLOR on the Rebound Like Never Before at Saturday’s Porsche 250 in Alabama

03.04.2013: In the spirit of this weekend’s NCAA men’s basketball Final Four just two hours east on




In the spirit of this weekend’s NCAA men’s basketball Final Four just two hours east on I-20 in Atlanta, Max Angelelli, his co-driver Jordan Taylor, and the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP team of Wayne Taylor Racing will be looking to rebound like never before during Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park.


They were joined by reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay – who, incidentally, will be at Barber competing in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – when they opened the season with a solid runner-up finish in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.


It was the No. 10 team’s best finish in the prestigious endurance marathon since Angelelli and his 21-year-old co-driver’s father Wayne Taylor won en route to the 2005 Rolex Series championship.


But that all came undone during last month’s second round at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, courtesy of an untimely caution flag that plucked Angelelli from a commanding race lead, and a 60-second penalty late in the race for contact deemed avoidable by race officials that relegated the team to a hugely disappointing 10th-place finish.


The beautiful but narrow, twisty 2.3-mile, 17-turn Barber Motorsports Park layout this weekend offers the perfect opportunity for Angelelli and Taylor to rebound from their current position of fourth in the championship. But, expect contact aplenty from green to checkered flag around the track’s incredibly tight confines, and rest assured most of it will be light years from avoidable.


With a 2005 victory there by the No. 10 team and three other podium finishes in its last nine visits, hopes are high the season’s race number three is the charm and lands Angelelli and Jordan Taylor on the top step of the podium by mid-afternoon Saturday.


Practice for Saturday’s two-hour Porsche 250 begins Thursday afternoon with qualifying set for noon EDT Friday. Race time Saturday is 1:45 p.m. with SPEED’s next-day-delayed television broadcast set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday.


Live radio coverage by the Motor Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius NASCAR Radio Channel 90 begins with pre-race festivities at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Live timing and scoring during all on-track sessions can be found at www.grand-am.com, and on mobile devices at m.grand-am.com and the GRAND-AM smartphone app.


Max Angelelli, co-driver of the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP for Wayne Taylor Racing:



It’s been another five-week wait until your next race. Safe to say you’re ready to hit the track this weekend in Alabama?


“It’s been a long time since Austin. This waiting is very difficult, especially when the result of your last race is not the one you wanted. That makes the waiting even longer. We took a hit at Austin in the points, which has become a little bit like a lottery. It’s very difficult this early in the season to speculate.


Obviously, you want to be at the top. So if you anywhere other than the first few places, you feel bad. That’s why I never really look at numbers. I do my best, the team gets 110 percent from me, and I leave the numbers to Wayne (Taylor, team owner), Simon (Hodgson, general manager) and the rest of the guys.



How do you expect the race to unfold on Saturday at Barber?



“Barber is vastly different from Daytona and Austin. At Barber, it’s difficult to overtake, so the team plays an even bigger role than the drivers. Pit stops, race strategy, it’s key. So that means track position. We are the best team on pit lane right now. Every team member is the best. Our history at Barber has been good, but it hasn’t been the best.


It’s been a long time since we won there in 2005 but, except for last year, we’ve always had a very competitive car. The key is track position. We’ll have a competitive car again, and we’ll try to maintain it with good pit stops and good strategy. I always went there with great expectations because of our great record of performance.


This time, I’m going to go to simply do the best I can do. Jordan is a great qualifier. Everybody saw what he could do in GT and what he did at Daytona and Austin. We never put drivers in the No. 10 car who are not competitive.”




If it wasn’t for the late-race penalty at Austin, it appeared you had the car to beat. What are your thoughts on that?



“I always drive the best that I can. The series has a new race director in place this year, and he has a completely different approach, a completely different view from his predecessor, so we have to get used to that. A lot of people were penalized at Austin, and also at Daytona, and I believe that is going to happen again.


My focus is to not get called in again, but I’m very convinced it will happen to other people because things are different. Unfortunately, I’m a little uncertain about how to approach races because, after working with the same guy for so long, I was used to his style. Now we have a new style and it’s difficult to get used to.


This is where I am confused about what is allowed and what is not allowed. Our series is very well known for very close racing, cars touching, contact. The last 20 minutes of a race, because it’s so difficult to overtake, people are defending their positions, people are attacking, that’s normal. The fans are coming to watch that kind of racing. It must be a show. Everybody has to understand that this is a show.”




Jordan Taylor, co-driver of the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP for Wayne Taylor Racing:



How do you feel about racing at Barber this weekend, and what might we expect to see?



“I always look forward to Barber. It’s a fun track to drive and I’ve had success there. My first time there in the (GT-class Racers Edge) Mazda, I qualified second and finished second. It was my first GRAND-AM podium. That was a good memory. The year before, in the Beyer Racing DP, we had a strong run up until about an hour to go before we cut a tire.


I’ve always enjoyed Barber, even though I didn’t always have a great finish. Since it’s so difficult to pass, people are constantly trying to create opportunities, so it makes things a little exciting for the drivers. More so than a lot of other tracks, you’re going to get some contact at Barber and, after Austin, everybody realized you really can’t touch anybody or else you’re going to get a big penalty.


So the name of the game is to race clean. Even in the pits, if you hit a crew guy or hit somebody by accident, you’re going to get penalized. What we saw last year with a lot of rubbing and racing, I don’t think they’re going to allow this year, but I’m sure with 30 minutes to go, if there are five cars nose-to-tail, you’ll see some contact near the end of the race and hopefully the result will be decided on the racetrack.


In the beginning and middle of the race, while everyone tries to settle in, there’s not going to be much excitement, I’m sure.”




This will be your third race with the team. Do you feel like you’ve settled in well?



“After two races, I’d say I feel comfortable with the Velocity Worldwide Corvette team. This weekend, Barber will be my first track where we put maximum downforce in car. I haven’t driven with that setup on the car, yet, so it’ll be a learning experience.


The track, itself, is really technical with no really long straights like Austin and Daytona, where the cars can get a little more spread out and which made handling the GT traffic a lot easier. Here it will be tight from beginning to end. When I was driving GTs, I was able to hold off a DP car for four or five corners at Barber.


This time, I’ll be in the DP car and it’ll be a whole other story. You’ll see a lot of racing between the classes because the speed differentials won’t be as great, so a GT car can have a huge influence on the outcome of the DP race.”




What did you think of the recent announcement about the new combined series name and class structure for 2014?


“I think it’ll be good to have all the big names and big teams all coming together. Everyone will thrive off of that, and we’ll see the best racing we’ve seen in years. I think next year will be a learning year, but things look very promising for the future of sports car racing.


Five classes a little bit too much, in my opinion, especially when you get to a big race like Daytona where we might see 80 or 90 cars. It’ll be very busy for us drivers, and the fans might get a little lost trying to follow all that, but it will be exciting, for sure.”




Wayne Taylor, team owner of the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP for Wayne Taylor Racing:



It’s been an up-and-down first couple of races. What are your thoughts as the team heads to Barber Motorsports Park?


“We had a great Daytona and a disappointing result in Austin. The good thing is, we have a good car and it looks like it’s good everywhere. Last year, at certain tracks, the tires weren’t working for us everywhere. I’m going to Barber optimistic because I feel like we’ll have a consistently fast car for the two-hour race.


We definitely need to get some points back. You need to finish in the top-five on a consistent basis if you want to win the championship. Getting a 10th at Austin was not very good as far as the championship is concerned. But we still have a lot of races left and I’m really looking forward to going to Barber this weekend.”



Barber is a place where track position is so important, and in addition to Jordan’s proven ability to qualify well, your team has consistently beaten all the others off of pit road so far this season. That must add to your optimism this weekend, no?



“The guys have been doing a lot of work on pit stops since the end of last season. Simon (Hodgson, general manager), has been all over everybody, telling them, ‘We’ve got to win every pit stop.’ Everybody on the team is so passionate about being perfect on every stop, and they’ve been performing incredibly well, both at Daytona and at Austin.


Barber certainly is all about track position so, obviously, it will be important to keep excelling on pit stops. Jordan certainly proved he is going to be a good qualifier. He was a little more than half a 10th (of a second) off the pole at Austin in his first qualifying attempt for us.


That was a clutch performance, and he also put his Camaro on the GT pole at Barber last year. So, qualifying up front and executing on pit stops will hopefully go a long way for us this weekend.”



ABOUT VELOCITY WORDWIDE
– Velocity Worldwide is a global customer engagement agency with headquarters in New York, London, Dublin and Belfast.Velocity Worldwide has converged all digital and traditional communication channels into a single, unique platform called Darius. The Darius platform helps companies and brands create a continual conversation “eco-system” that enables them to meaningfully en


– TSC –

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/grandam-max-angelelli-jordan-taylor-porsche-250-alabama---109420.html

03.04.2013 / MaP

More News

Scuderia Corsa Ferrari announces addition of Jeff Westphal to driver lineup
02.04.2013
...for remainder of Grand-Am seasonScuderia Corsa, the Los Angeles based Ferrari team competing in its first full season of Grand-AM, has announced that young driver Jeff Westphal will join Alessandro Ba more >>
Barber Motorsports Park 2013 Official Time Schedule and Speed TV
01.04.2013
Barber Motorsports Park Track Length – 2.3 miles (3/15/13 – subject to change)Thursday, April 4 – NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC1:00 PM 1:45 PM Practice – Continental Tire Challenge2:00 PM 2:30 more >>
Lamborghini Super Trofeo Mono Marque Series Makes USA Debut In 2013
14.03.2013
Italian Super Sports Car Marque Launches New Series, Expands Into Third ContinentAutomobili Lamborghini has announced its single marque racing series, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo, will launch in North America in 2013.  The North American series will be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association [IMSA] this year and will race predominantly a more >>
PRELIMINARY 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series International Distribution
13.03.2013
Broadcast Partner    Country(ies)       Territories                   Programming    more >>
Multimatic Tenacity Returns Strong Result in Difficult Circumstances at Circuit of The Americas
05.03.2013
Multimatic Motorsports rose to a host of challenges in a weekend that saw one car withdrawn before practice even started and its Daytona podium finisher suffer electronic problems that took it out of contention during more >>
Ryan Dalziel takes stunning second in Austin
04.03.2013
2012 Speed.com Sports Car driver of the year Ryan Dalziel produced a driving masterclass to help Starworks Motorsport to second place at the Grand-Am Of The Americas in Austin, Texas.The proud Scot - who now lives in Windermere, Florida – needed all his battling qualities to fight his way up the field in the #2 Ford Riley. He had an excellent crowd on it more >>
Circuit Of The Americas The Recap, facts and figures
04.03.2013
GRAND-AM Of The Americas Presented By GAINSCO And TOTAL  Rolex Sports Car Series The RecapIt had been a long time since Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty last won a Rolex Sports Car Series race – Montreal in 2011 to be exact. more >>
AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari F458 Moves to Second
04.03.2013
.....in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car GT Points After Fifth-Place at Circuit of The AmericasR. Ferri / AIM Motorosport AIM Autosport Team FXDD RACING WITH FERRARIAIM FXDD’s Assentato and Lazzaro Rally in Repaired No. 69 Ferrari; P more >>
Jeff Segal Endures Another Challenging GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Race
04.03.2013
...at the GRAND-AM of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and TOTALEarly Race Lead Goes For Naught after Pit Issues and a Hard Hit from a GT Competitor Results in a 10th Place Finish for Segal and No. 61 R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458 more >>
Krohn Racing Friday Notes and Quotes
02.03.2013
Grand-Am at COTA - Austin    The Krohn Racing Team spent Thursday learning the new Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas during the promoter’s Test Day. They put that knowledge into use today during three practice sessions more >>
Starworks Fords Fastest At Circuit Of The Americas Test Day
01.03.2013
Ferraris Top GT Practice; Qualifying Sessions Set For Friday  GRAND-AM Road Racing teams got their first look at America’s newest motorsports venue on Thursday with unofficial testing for Saturday’s GRAND-AM of The Americas prese more >>
Jeff Segal Ready to Rebound With R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing in Texas
01.03.2013
with Ferrari F458 At This Weekend’s Inaugural GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Race at Circuit of The AmericasTwo-time and reigning GT Champ Set for First Success with New Teammate Max Papis in Saturday’s GRAND-AM of The Americas presented by GAINS more >>
Grand-Am at Circuit of The Americas in Austin by Gainsco & Total
28.02.2013
ROLEX SPORTS CAR SERIESThe Race: GRAND-AM of The Americas pres. by GAINSCO & TOTALThe Place: 3.40-mile road courseThe Date/Time: Saturday, 4 p.m. ETThe Race Length: 2 hours, 45 minutesTV: SPEED, 5:30 p.m. ETRadio: MRN Radio, 3:45 p.m. ETMRN Affiliates: KWNX 1260 AM / ESPN Radio – KTXX more >>
Inaugural GRAND-AM of the Americas Takes Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP to Austin
27.02.2013
Max Angelelli & Jordan TaylorWhat a difference a year makes as the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP team of Wayne Taylor Racing heads to the beautiful, new Circuit of The Americas Formula 1 facility in Austin, Texas, for roun more >>
Krohn Racing Returns to Grand-Am Racing at Circuit of the Americas in Austin
26.02.2013
Home State Race for Texas Businessman and Team Owner Tracy W. Krohn The Krohn Racing team returns to Grand-Am racing this weekend at the GRAND-AM of the Americans presented by Gainsco and Total race, March 1-2, 2013. The two hour and forty more >>
MOMO NGT Motorsport Team Analysis Report for Rolex 24 at Daytona Retirement
23.02.2013
Following an in-depth analysis of all the parts involved in the retirement of the No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 from the 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona race, Team Manager and NGT Motorsport owner, Ramez Wahab, reported that a brake rotor exploded, causing the more >>
Jeff Segal Battles Through Challenging Rolex 24 At Daytona Weekend
29.01.2013
...with debuting R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458Two-time and reigning GT Champ finds footing with new team, co-driver Max Papis and Rolex 24 teammates Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni VilanderTwo-time and reigning more >>
AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari Finishes Third in Rolex 24 At Daytona
28.01.2013
...with Lazzaro, Wilkins, Longhi and AssentatoNo. 69 AIM/FXDD F458 Scores Team’s First Rolex 24 Podium While No. 61 R.Ferri Aim Motorsport Racing with Ferrari F458 Runs Fast Laps in DebutFor the No. 69 A more >>
Martin Ragginger in Daytona inmitten der Weltklasse!
28.01.2013
Martin Ragginger fährt 2013 weiterhin in Höchstform: Beim zweitwichtigsten Langstrecken-Rennen der Welt, den 24-Stunden von Daytona in Florida, USA, belegte das FOAMETIX Burtin Racing-Team des 24-jährigen Salzburge more >>
Napleton Racing Delivers Dominant GX Class Debut Victory in Rolex 24 At Daytona
28.01.2013
No. 16 Napleton Racing Porsche Cayman S with Shane Lewis, David Donohue, Dr. Jim Norman and Nelson Canache Concludes Stellar Month of January in Daytona’s Victory LaneNapleton Racing led January’s Roar Bef more >>
FOAMETIX/Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Secures First Top-10 Finish in Rolex 24 At Daytona
28.01.2013
No. 17 FOAMETIX/Z-Value Porsche GT3 with Claudio Burtin, Martin Ragginger, Jack Baldwin, Mario Farnbacher and Robert Renauer recovers from contact for best Rolex 24 ResultWith most of this morning at the Rolex 24 At Daytona run und more >>
Park Place Motorsports and Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research Fight Back at Daytona
28.01.2013
...from Early Problems at the Rolex 24 At DaytonaNo. 73 Park Place Motorsports/Racing4Research Porsche GT3 with Patrick Long, Daniel Graeff, Spencer Pumpelly, Patrick Lindsey more >>
Darren Law Rolex 24 race
28.01.2013
Darren Law has a new respect for steering wheels, after an electronic failure dropped him and the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing team from podium contention in the 2013 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The Phoenix driver joined Jon Fogarty (Bend, Ore.), Memo Gidley more >>
Bester Porsche Fünfter im Spritpoker von Daytona
28.01.2013
24 Stunden von DaytonaDas Finale des 24-Stunden-Rennens in Daytona war in der hart umkämpften GT-Klasse ein spannender Spritpoker. In den letzten Runden setzten die Strategen der Teams alles auf eine Karte, verzicht more >>
BMW Powers Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to Victory at Rolex 24 at Daytona
28.01.2013
The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target BMW Riley ended 24 hours of hard fought sports car racing at the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona in the same position from which it started: First.  more >>
Doppelsieg für Audi-Kundenteams in Daytona
28.01.2013
- Alex Job Racing gelingt GT-Klassensieg- APR Motorsport komplettiert Doppelerfolg des Audi R8 GRAND-AM - Alle drei Einsatzteams mit Siegchancen bis zum SchlussBei den 24 Stunden von Daytona bot der Aud more >>
24h Daytona overall standings 2013
27.01.2013
24h DAYTONA 2013  ROLEX SERIESDaytona International Speedway1  1 DP 1      Dixon, S     Kimball, C     Montoya, J    more >>
Chip Ganassi BMW takes victory at 24h Daytona 2013
27.01.2013
Rolex 24 At Daytona - breaking news1 01 DP 2 Juan Pablo Montoya  Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates - BMW Riley took victory at 24h Daytona 2013   photo by Scott SCHILKE automobilsport.com &n more >>
MOMO NGT Motorsport Team Retirement at 24h Daytona
27.01.2013
2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona  The suspension failure on the leading GT class No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 car proved to be terminal for the 2013 running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona race. Just shy of the twe more >>
Standings in 24h Daytona Top 5 DP & GT 1h 16 minutes to race
27.01.2013
Rolex 24 At Daytona - 01:16:3724h Daytona top 5 DP1 60 DP 1 AJ Allmendinger 668 ---  --- 3:06.047 68.89 1:42.971  124.46 612 6 Michael Shank Racing - Ford Riley2 01 DP 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 6 more >>
MOMO NGT Motorsport Team at 24h Daytona after 20 Hour
27.01.2013
2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona  The nighttime and early morning hours at the Rolex 24 at Daytona race proved to be eventful for the No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 car of Henrique Cisneros, Sean Edwards, Patrick Pilet and Kuba Giermaziak more >>
24h Daytona 2013 top 5 in DP and GT - 4.35h to run
27.01.2013
Rolex 24 At Daytona - 04:35:08 to run DP TOP 5   1 01 DP 1 Memo Rojas 566 --- --- 1:43.330 124.03 1:41.327 126.48 180 308 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates - BMW Riley2 10 DP  Jordan Taylor 5 more >>
MOMO NGT Motorsport 12 hour review at 24h Daytona 2013
27.01.2013
2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona  At the 12-hour mark of the Rolex 24 AT Daytona race, the No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Porsche GT3 car of Henrique Cisneros, Sean Edwards, Patrick Pilet and Kuba Giermaziak continued to stay at the top of the time char more >>
FOAMETIX/Burtin Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Climbs to Top-10
27.01.2013
Territory past One-Third Distance at Rolex 24 At Daytona No. 17 FOAMETIX/Z-Value Porsche GT3 with Claudio Burtin, Martin Ragginger, Jack Baldwin, Mario Farnbacher and Robert Renauer rallies in Daytona race’s opening stages more >>
24h Daytona 2013 Standings after around 1 hour race
26.01.2013
Daytona International Speedway  -  Daytona Beach ,  FLRolex 24 At Daytona Jan.    -  Track Length: 3.560 mi    -  Time Remaining: 22:55:51    -  Laps Completed: 36 more >>
GRAND-AM Retains Motorsport Marketing Associates, Behrens Rhineheart To Assist With International Coverage
26.01.2013
MMA To Work With European PR And International DevelopmentBehrens Rhineheart's D'Anconia Assisting With Hispanic, Latin American CoverageGRAND-AM Road Racing today announced that Motorsport Marketing Associates (MMA), based in the UK, has again been retained as its UK & European PR and International Development Advisors, while Behrens Rhi more >>
Park Place Motorsports and Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research Complete Final Preparation
26.01.2013
....for Rolex 24 at DaytonaNo. 73 Park Place Motorsports/ Racing4Research Porsche GT3 Second Fastest in Final Practice with Patrick Long, Daniel Gra more >>
AIM Autosport Team FXDD and R.Ferri AIM Motorsport Racing with Ferrari Qualify Both Ferraris
25.01.2013
...in Top 12 for Rolex 24 At DaytonaNo. 69 AIM/FXDD qualifies 10th and set to race with Assentato, Lazzaro, Longhi and recent addition Wilkins while No. 61 AIM/R.Ferri Ferrari qualifies 12th with Segal, Papis, Fisichella and Vilander more >>
Park Place Motorsports/ Racing4Research Porsche GT3 Qualifies Fourth at Daytona
25.01.2013
Park Place Motorsports and Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research Ready for Racing, Fundraising at DaytonaNo. 73 Park Place Motorsports/Racing4Research Porsche GT3 Qualifie more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright