Terry Borcheller and team-mate Forest Barber are chasing crucial points in two championships this weekend, with races in the Rolex Sports Car Series and Grand-Am Cup on the 3.27-mile Virginia International Raceway road course.

The two-man team will pilot the #54 Bell Motorsports BMW M3 in the Grand-Am Cup race on Saturday [4 October] and the #54 Bell Motorsports Doran JE4 Daytona Prototype in the Rolex Series race on Sunday.

The team and drivers are in contention for championships in both series, leading the Grand-Am Cup GSII standings and lying a close third in the Rolex Series, and Borcheller admit the double deal adds a lot of pressure for the Florida-based squad.

"We have to win the next two races in order to win the championship in the Daytona Prototype," he explained, "It's not completely in our hands, but it's still very attainable. We just have to win, so that's what we're going after.

"It's pretty intense because we're in the championship with both cars, so it's a lot of pressure on the team and drivers - it seems like double pressure! I've not been in this position with the same team and the same co-driver, but it's a big credit to Bell Motorsports to be in the hunt for championships with both cars."

Borcheller competed in both the Rolex Series and Grand-Am Cup races at VIR in 2002, setting the SRPII race-lap record en route to the class win. He admitted that the track is one that suits his driving style.

"This is one of my favourite tracks - I really like the flow of it," he confirmed, "It has a lot of different elements - it has some elevation changes, some high-speed rhythm sections - it's a driver's track.

"The Doran will be very similar to the Lola I drove last year. It was a light open-cockpit prototype, while the Daytona Prototypes aren't as agile. But the Daytona Prototypes have a lot of aerodynamic features that lend themselves to performance at VIR."

 

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