|By Marketwire .||
|September 9, 2012 10:38 PM EDT||
LAGUNA SECA SALINAS, CALIFORNIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/10/12 --
Editors Note: A photo and a video are associated with this press release.
Team AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari are the official 2012 champions of the Grand AM Rolex GT Sports Car Series with one race remaining in the season. The team finished in 2nd place at Mazda Raceway in Laguna Seca Salinas, California today bringing the team's championship points well above the competition. AIM Autosport is leading the Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT Team and Driver Championship Standings by 39 points with a total of 364.
Based out of Woodbridge, Ontario, AIM Autosport FXDD Racing With Ferrari is the first Canadian team to win the title. Team Sporting Director and Co-owner, Andrew Bordin spoke about their win.
"We're extremely happy for our entire team," said Bordin. "We worked so hard to get to this point and to achieve it in the first season with an incredible team and an incredible car is really unthinkable! The Ferrari 458 Italia Grand AM held up so great. Emil and Jeff drove fantastically and the entire AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari made it all happen! Thanks to Ferrari and Michelotto for building such a great car. It was an honour to be a part of this special project!"
AIM Autosport racer, Emil Assentato began today's race in 7th position. Coming into the 7th lap, Assentato passed the Speed Source Mazda to take 6th position. Co-racer Jeff Segal took over the wheel in lap 32 passing Van Overbeek and taking 5th position in lap 54. Segal moved up to 3rd position in lap 79 passing car number 3 just before the checkered flag taking a second place finish.
The team now holds the championship victory with one race remaining in the season. This will be the first championship victory for the newly established team.
Team Co-owner, Ian Willis is pleased with the team's performance.
"Thank you to all of AIM Autosport," said Willis. "This is a combination of a season where AIM has gelled so well with Jeff, Emil and all the crew to win a championship in our first year. It's tremendous! I'm speechless. It's an amazing feat speaks highly of all of the work that Michelotto and Ferrari put into the car, Aim Autosport who works to maintain the car and to the drivers who drove the car to race wins and podiums to win this championship. Overall, absolutely fabulous!"
The last race of the season will take place Saturday September 29th at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. Watch the race live on the SPEED Channel at 3 pm ET! For more information, visit www.aimautosport.ca or www.grand-am.com.
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