The GT class lineup for next Saturday's Petit Le Mans at Roa Atlanta will mark the debut of a second Robertson Racing Ford GT-R entry. The team, operated out of Dick Barbour Racing's Road Atlanta shop, rolled out the new car for the first time for testing over the weekend, and optimism is high in the Robertson camp heading into the 1,000-mile American Le Mans Series season finale.
“Everyone here is very excited for it. This has been a lot of hard work by the team to make this happen,” said David Murry, who will drive the newest Robertson Ford – running on E85 fuel – with Anthony Lazzaro and Rob Bell. “Hopefully we'll have a good week. This car has the same settings as the other. We are still finding a base for it because this is the first time it has ever turned a wheel.”
Murry, who has been teaming with the husband-wife duo of Andrea and David Robertson, was the GT2 pole-winner in last year's Petit Le Mans. Perhaps no driver in the paddock knows Road Atlanta as well as Murry, who has been coming to races at the circuit since the mid-1970s. His first time on the track was in a Formula Ford school in 1981.
The 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 is set for 11:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 2. SPEED will air the race starting at 11 a.m.