Virginia International Raceway Preview: Insight Racing

Virginia International Raceway Preview: Insight Racing

*Back home to Virginia for several team members
*Continued progress as team builds on best finish to date in most recent race
*Busy times as after multi-week break, GRAND-AM staging three races in next four weeks

DANVILLE, VA 12 May 2011– As the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge moves from the sculpted and manicured green layout at Barber Motorsports Park on to the decades-old but recently rejuvenated 3.27-mile natural terrain road course at Virginia International Raceway, the challenge remains the same for Insight Racing.

Running its first season of GRAND-AM competition, Insight Racing will take on a field of over sixty cars in the combined-class event, which will be staged on one of the most daunting tracks on the continent.

The Bosch 200 weekend is a sort of homecoming for the rookie organization, which opened the year based in Dulles, Virginia. The team has now fully integrated into its new headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio as round four of the ten-race championship beckons.

The team will once again have a competitive presence in both the Street Tuner (ST) and Grand Sports (GS) class field. Fabled motorsports innovator Steve Dinan will oversee the engineering progress for the team during the three day event for both the ST entry (No. 18 Insight Racing BMW 328i) co-driven by Nico Rondet and Tyler McQuarrie, and the GS class machine (No. 19 Insight Racing BMW M3 GS) piloted by Paul Gerrard and Martin Jenson.

Adding to the anticipation ahead of the event, beyond all the normal variables in play when over 100 drivers take to the track to vie for champagne honors, Saturday’s 2.5-hour endurance event could well see a new factor take effect this weekend as rain is a high probability for the race.

The top-ten finish at Barber Motorsports Park with the No.18 entry was a promising one for the team, and reflected the continually-improving results for both cars from the rookie squad. But mere top tens are not the ambition for Insight Racing, and the time between the races has given the team the opportunity to continue to develop and prepare for not only the Bosch 200 this weekend, but also the intense schedule of races that follow, as three rounds of GRAND-AM competition are set over the next four weeks.

“I was very happy with the team performance at Barber, and even though the results were not really reflective of the podium potential that we had, it was a good weekend for us to continue to build on,” said Insight Racing Team Principal & Director Gilbert Lynagh.

“As a new team, we’ve worked hard to make the most of the break that we’ve had since Barber, and we are ready to continue to move up over the course of these next three races in the weeks ahead. It’s a special weekend for some of our team members to be racing back in Virginia again, and hopefully it will be one to remember as we expect to deliver better and better results.”

Insight Racing Data Download, Bosch Engineering 200: 
Round 4/10, 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge
Grand Sports (GS) Team Championship: P25
Street Tuner (ST) Team Championship: T-P12

Qualifying: May 13 – GS: 4:20-4:35 PM ET; ST: 4:45-5:00 PM ET
Race (2:5 hrs) : May 14, 11:15 AM ET
TV broadcast on SPEED TV – air date: 5/22, 1:00 PM ET



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