TAVARES, Fla. - Sebastian Landy (Great Falls, Va.) is ready for rounds seven and eight of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama doubleheader at Watkins Glen International Raceway, June 30-July 1.
Landy is currently fifth in the driver points standings driving the Alex Job Racing prepared No.49 Porsche 911 GT. Landy has experience at the 3.4-mile, 11-turn historic racing circuit located in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
"I've raced at The Glen a few times, most recently last year, when I won one of the two races there in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Gold class," Landy said. "It's a beautiful and technical track, and one of the most historically important tracks in the U.S., so it's always a great experience to race at The Glen."
Landy knows the set-up of his Porsche 911 needs to be just right.
"Watkins Glen has a number of long sweeping corners that put a lot of load onto the tires. Finding a set-up that maximizes grip for the entire race will be key, as the nature of this circuit often lends itself to understeer and tire wear."
The team will have young Landy focusing on his qualifying effort this weekend.
"I need to improve on our efforts in qualifying. At COTA we showed equal pace with the leaders in both races, but because of my qualifying positions I wasn't able to fully capitalize on that pace. Heading into this weekend I feel that we're in the best position we have been in yet this season to get a good result, and as long as we execute correctly and keep our mistakes to a minimum we should be able to fight for a podium."
"We noticed over the past few races that when the green flag drops on the race Sebastian is as fast as the drivers who are winning," Alex Job, team owner said. "We are going to pay particular attention to the set-up and approach we have to qualifying this weekend at The Glen."
The first race of the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Championship from The Glen will go at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 30. Race two will take the green at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday July 1.
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Alex Job Racing
Alex Job Racing is one of the most successful teams in sports car racing with 70 wins (since 1995); including two Rolex 24 GT Class wins in 1999 and 2013. This record is supported by 48 pole positions and 106 podium finishes. The team has won five championships (GTC 2013, 2012, GT in 2004, 2003 and 2002) complimented by their two GT class wins at Le Mans. The team also boasts ten Sebring 12-hour wins.