Fresh from a strong, if ultimately frustrating, performance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Farnbacher Loles Racing has revealed that it will run a two-car effort in the remainder of the 2007 Grand-Am series.
The team led the GT class at Daytona for more than 15 hours with one of its four entries and, despite eventually having to settle for 31st overall at the chequer, team owner Gregory Loles was sufficiently upbeat to consider a full-time effort.
“I am pleased to announce we are running for the GT class championship with a stellar driver line-up, a world-class crew and exceptional sponsors," he said, "At Daytona, we showed a lot of people our commitment in both resources and expertise, and we led more laps than anyone else in the GT class, while showing consistent speed in every practice session, so we come into the season knowing we have the right tools to win.
"We will be campaigning two Porsche 997 GT3 Cups, with the #85 driven by Grand-Am stand-out and race winner Leh Keen and German ace and Daytona 24 champion Dominik Farnbacher with sponsorship by Shoes For Crews and Recaro. The #87 will be driven by American sportscar star and race winner Bryce Miller and German endurance and sprint champion Dirk Werner with sponsorship from Marquis Jet and Recaro.
"These four drivers are incredibly talented and are proven winners. We feel very optimistic about our potential for the season, as we expect to be in the hunt for the 2007 drivers' championship while helping Porsche capture the manufacturers' championship as well.”