Mr. Montreal Ready for Rolex at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Mr. Montreal Ready for Rolex at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Contact: Matt Cleary, Sunday Group Management


Montreal, Que. (17 August 2011) – The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series travels to Montreal this weekend for the Montreal 200 and Round 11 of the 12-race championship as Brian Frisselle looks for a solid showing in Doran Racing’s No. 77 Office Depot Ford-Dallara.

Although Doran Racing has not had the season they have hoped for so far this year with a best finish of fifth at Virginia International Raceway, Frisselle is ready to rebound this weekend as he returns to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – a track where he has had great success.

Not only is the famous 2.709-mile Formula 1 circuit the site of Frisselle’s first ever career GRAND-AM victory with AIM Autosport in 2008, he also returned the following year with SunTrust Racing and scored his second consecutive victory at the track.

Frisselle has earned two of his four GRAND-AM race victories at the 15-turn Montreal road course and has only started outside the top-five once. The Colorado resident certainly knows the quick way around the circuit and looks to put that experience to good use on Saturday as the series stages another two-hour sprint event.

“I always enjoy coming back to Montreal,” said Frisselle. “Any track that you’ve won on, you are always going to like just a little bit better than the others! Having won with two different teams and two different cars makes it even more special. Hopefully, I can add a third team this weekend. Even though the Office Depot car has been consistently quick, we’ve had some unfortunate luck at Doran Racing in the last few rounds. But hopefully, heading back to a track like Montreal, we can turn that a little bit and have a big result.”

Frisselle will again share driving duties with Henri Richard as the duo looks for a run at the front. The Montreal 200 event begins with a practice day on Thursday, August 18 followed by additional practice and qualifying on Friday. The two-hour race is set to start at 11:15 AM (ET) and can be followed at for live timing and scoring.

SPEED will broadcast the event on tape delay starting at 7:00 PM (ET) Saturday.



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