With a two-month hiatus from IMSA competition, Alianza – Gilbert Motorsports is primed and ready to hit the track this week. Traveling to the Sebring International Raceway for round two of the IMSA Prototype Challenge season, part of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring event week, Anthony Simone will look to repeat the speed from the season opener in Daytona while aiming for the top step of the podium.
“The speed of our Norma M30 was apparent in Daytona as our drivers were able to qualify at the front of the field and lead a majority of the race,” explained Alianza Motorsports’ Lorne Kelly. “In racing, a team needs speed, consistency and luck, and the luck portion was not on our side in Daytona. I am confident that we will be at the front of the field in Sebring, and I hope that we will be fighting for the win when the checkered flag flies.”
“I am hungry to stand atop the podium,” explained Anthony Simone. “I have been close on so many occasions. Sebring is a track that suits my driving style, and we have been fast here in the past so I am anticipating a good event. Also, to share the track with the World Endurance Championship drivers is an honor and I can’t wait to not only fight for the win, but take in their competition and interact with the fans, sponsors and partners of Alianza – Gilbert Motorsports.”
While results are the goal on track, off track Alianza – Gilbert Motorsports and Simone will continue their work with the Lupus Foundation of America. With multiple volunteers on site, the team will be canvassing the paddock gathering donations to help the Lupus Foundation of America continue their programs to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.
Kelly continued, “We have some unique programs in place with the Lupus Foundation of America including trackside VIP programs, instant driver meet and greets and more. Speak to one of the Alianza – Gilbert Motorsports or Lupus Foundation of America representatives trackside.”
With practice set to commence on Wednesday afternoon, qualifying will take place on Thursday morning to set the grid for round two of the 2019 championship. Drivers of the IMSA Prototype Challenge will take the green flag Thursday afternoon at 12:35pm for the one hour and forty-five-minute race. Interested parties can follow along via live timing on the IMSA website or visit the Alianza Motorsports social media channels for up-to-date news, information, results and photos from the event.
For more information on the Lupus Foundation of America, please visit them online at www.lupus.org. To make a donation to help the fight against lupus, please visit www.lupus.org/alianza.
For more information on Alianza Motorsports, please contact Lorne Kelly via email at Lorne@AlianzaMotorsports.com or visit them on any of their social media pages. For media inquiries, please contact Media@AlianzaMotorsports.com.