Intersport Racing signs new driver Putting adversity behind them, Intersport Racing heads to the 2010 Tequila Patr¢n American Le Mans Series at Long Beach with one goal in mind; go to the front. Ready for a street fight, the team returns to Long Beach fielding entries in the LMP1 class and the all new LMPC division.
Beginning at Long Beach, driver Nikolas Konstant will join the team as co-driver in the LMP1 car sharing the driving duties with Clint and Jon Field for the 2010 season. Konstant comes to the team with a background in Formula racing and Indy Lights. Konstant had a very successful test in the LMP1 car earlier in the year during the American Le Mans Series winter test.
After a devastating incident that totally destroyed the No. 37 AER powered Lola B06 10 LMP1 car, the Dublin, Ohio based team spent the last three weeks upgrading and preparing their backup Lola.
"Obviously the wreck at Sebring took its toll on the team," noted Clint. "Once back at the shop though, we formulated a plan to put the second car into service and focus on the rest of the year. It's a tough way to start the season, but we've got eight races ahead of us and we intend to race the same way we always race… hard."
The team made a quick shakedown run at Putman Park this week and returned extremely pleased, noting Jon Field posted the fastest lap ever set by a sports car on that track.
"The car is exceptionally good," reported Jon Field. "Our primary car was extremely fast at Sebring. We posted one of the quickest lap times of that day. The new car feels as good if not better and, for what it's worth, I was able to put two seconds on my personal best time at this track. I'm confident we can get this car to the front at Long Beach."
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