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BAR1 Motorsports Announces Driver Line Up for Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle

BAR1 announced today, Ryan Lewis will join Don Yount driving the No. 20 Gas Monkey Energy Prototype and Bruno Junqueira will team with Tomy Drissi in the No. 26 “War for the Planet of the Apes” car, when the team descends upon Belle Isle for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, June 3rd., part of the prestigious Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear weekend.

The WeatherTech Championship Prototype, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona classes compete in the 100-minute race on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, a challenging 2.3-mile temporary street circuit. The race will be televised live on FS2, beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 3. It will also be streamed live on the FOX Sports GO app with FS2 authentication.

“We just spent two days testing last week,” said Brian Alder. “We feel we really have a great handle on the car… so everyone is pretty fired up for this race,”  “The street courses are always a challenge, but with good teamwork and cool heads, it’s good racing. The key is traffic. The PC cars carry a lot of closing speed over the GT Daytona class, so our guys will need to be patient. Those guys have to race their own race, the prototype drivers can’t just expect them to pull over.”

“We had some bad luck here last year,” added Brian. “By late in the race, we were on a good pace. Hopefully, we can pick up where we left off and get these cars on the podium.”

“We’re excited to have Tomy and Bruno back with us, and to see Ryan back in the 20 car with Don,” Brian continued. “ Tomy and Bruno have had good runs together in the past and Ryan is always quick. He and Don have been working together for several years. Both teams have a good comfort level and will communicate well with the engineers getting the cars set up. We’ll be quick, that’s for sure.”

The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic begins with live coverage on FS2 and the FOX Sports GO app at 12:30 p.m. Live in-car camears, timing and scoring and IMSA Radio will be streamed on IMSA.com and the IMSA mobile app. Action begins with a 30-minute warm-up session at 8 a.m.

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