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AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports has arrived in the Motor City for the second street circuit of the 2018 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship after being the fastest LMP2 car at Mid-Ohio.

Looking to apply their speed from Mid-Ohio and the technical lessons learned from Long Beach, AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports has the momentum for a top result this weekend at Belle Isle Park. The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic will begin with two practice sessions tomorrow, June 1st, the first one starting at 8:15 a.m. EDT. Qualifying will also take place tomorrow, running from 5:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On June 2nd, Sebastian Saavedra will turn 28- years old and join his teammate, Gustavo Yacaman for the one-hour and twenty-minute race that starts at 12:40 p.m. .

Sebastian Saavedra – Driver

“I’m very excited to come back to the Detroit Grand Prix. It’s a hell of a weekend with it not only being my birthday but also getting back into the action after a very successful weekend in Mid-Ohio. I’m looking forward to continuing the evolution that AFS/PR! Motorsports has developed in this program since the beginning. Together with my teammate, Gustavo, we are fully focused to bring home another good finish to continue the getting points for the 2018 season.”

Gustavo Yacaman – Driver

“The street tracks are a big challenge for us and our car, but I think we have learned new things that we have applied here that can help us. Hopefully, those things work because at Long Beach we had a better car than we thought at the end of the day. We could have had a potential top five finish there but the nature of the race prevented that. We just need to stay clean here in Detroit and bring home a top five, which would be a pretty good result.”

Gary Peterson – Team Principal

“After a great race at Mid-Ohio we’re looking forward to being the fastest LMP2 car again at Detroit this weekend. At the moment our race is forthe top of the LMP2’s since unfortunately there is no chance of podiums against the DPI’s. We will keep working and pushing no matter what. The AFS/PR1 Mathiasen team has been very strong at the last couple of weekends and we are looking forward to continuing with that momentum.”

Bobby Oergel – Team Principal

“We really showed that we can run towards the front at Mid-Ohio and once again we were the best LMP2 car. We are coming into Detroit with a positive attitude and good momentum. Everybody on the team is working very well together and we get better every weekend. It will be a quick sprint race and with how competitive the series is, I’m sure it’ll be a hard fight, but we are ready and looking forward to it!”

Source. AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports


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