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Alegra tests da Matta, Dalziel.

Cristiano da Matta and Ryan Dalziel were amongst the drivers to test the #22 Gatorade/TodayMD Porsche Riley of Alegra Motorsports during the November Test Days at Daytona.

The pair were joined for the test by Chapman du Cote, Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Carlos de Quesada – with the latter two being part of the winning GT effort in the 2007 Rolex 24, with the team running two events this past season in its new Daytona Prototype.

"Coming from GT, this team is actually very focused on the important things and they really want to do it," da Matta, the 2002 Champ Car title winner said. "It looks good, and it feels good to me. Obviously, it's not an easy situation to get something right now for next year, but I'm ready for the full season. If I get a chance, I'm going to take it."

De Quesada said he is close to announcing his plans for the 2009 Rolex 24.

"So far, it's going well," he said. "We're testing to see where we are at and trying to determine what our line-up will be for the Rolex 24. I feel by the race we'll be in good shape. Our plans are still a work in progress. We're secured for the Rolex 24 and for the remaining endurance events of the season. We're just trying to lock in the remaining events for the year."


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