Insight Racing Confirms 2012 GRAND-AM Driver Line Up After making an immediate impression at the front of the field in 2011, Insight Racing will look to build on an impressive rookie season of GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge competition as the team announced a strong driver line up for the 2012 campaign. The line up for both team BMW entries represents largely known entities to the team, combined with new talent that will progress the teams goals for success in 2012.
Insight Racing will compete in the Grand Sport (GS) class with drivers Martin Jensen (Denmark) and Jeff Wesphal (United States) co-driving the No. 19 Insight Racing BMW M3. Jensen is a proven touring car ace, with Westphal in a full-time seat with the team after showing tremendous speed in a limited schedule of race outings with Insight in 2011.
The Street Tuner (ST) effort will see Tyler McQuarrie (United States) return to the team, joined by GRAND-AM Rookie of the Year Ryan Ellis (United States) as the duo are set to share the team’s new No. 18 BMW 128i for the 10-round championship season. McQuarrie showed his natural speed with Insight Racing last season, and will be a perfect match for the young up and coming Ellis, who despite his youth, brings years of experience to the organization.
With the 2012 driver line up now in place, the team is well-situated to continue to develop as a group and be ready to perform from the onset of the 2012 GRAND-AM season at Daytona.
“I’m pleased with the driver line-up for the 2012 season,” said Insight Racing Team Director and Principal Gilbert Lynagh. “This group is quite talented--both the drivers that we’ve signed to race, and the group of engineers and mechanics who build and prepare the cars. We have a plan for success, and we are adhering to that plan and this group of drivers is precisely the mix of talent, speed, experience, and professionalism that we were looking for to achieve our objectives.”
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