Wednesday
Jun072017

BAR1 Motorsports Two and Three on the Podium at Detroit

Bruno Junqueira teamed with Tomy Drissi in the No. 26 “War for the Planet of the Apes” car led the 2-3 finish for BAR1 Motorsports with Ryan Lewis and Don Yount grabbing third in the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy Prototype for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, June 3rd., at Belle Isle. The race was part of the prestigious Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear weekend.

The WeatherTech Championship Prototype, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona classes were competing on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, a challenging 2.3-mile temporary street circuit.

“We’re pleased with the weekend results,” said team owner, Brian Alder.  “It was great having Tomy and Bruno back with us, and Ryan back in the 20 car with Don. Needless to say, Bruno was really quick and we need to give a nod to Don Yount’s performance on his first-ever street course. Belle Isle is a challenge.  I give these guys a lot of credit navigating a course like this. Not only is it lined with concrete walls, there are parts that are fast, parts that are narrow and parts that are extremely rough.”

“I also want to acknowledge the hard work of our crew,” added Brian. “We had some crash damage in the first practice. With the afternoon session just a couple of hours away, these guys put their heads down and got the car back on track. Great job!”

Next up for BAR1 is Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from Watkins Glen International on Sunday, July 2. The race – which also represents the third round of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup – will feature all four WeatherTech Championship classes.

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