BimmerWorld: Mosport SPEED World Challenge Touring Car Preview
August 19th, 2008
The Elkhart Lake victors roll into Canada with a wave of momentum and a thirst to add to their success at the high speed Mosport track.
The BimmerWorld BMW World Challenge team sets down at one of their favorite events this weekend at the high speed circuit just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Surrounded by picturesque hills at the tree-lined 2.5 mile circuit, Mosport famously demands both car and driver to perform at their maximum to earn a top finish.
After a commanding victory at Elkhart Lake two weeks ago, BimmerWorld’s owner/driver James Clay has his sights set on taming Mosport’s rollercoaster-esque track.
“Elkhart Lake was a wonderful achievement for BimmerWorld and I think it confirmed that we’re at a good stage of development with our BMW E90 race cars. We figured something out at Road America on the setup and the car is very good right now. Hopefully, that advantage will continue for a few races. One thing we are able to bring into Mosport is some enthusiasm from the entire team, which always makes the workday seem shorter. It’s never easy to win in World Challenge, and I don’t expect Mosport to be anything less than another huge fight, but we’re up for another battle.”
Seth Thomas, driver of the #38 BMW, doesn’t mind the spotlight shining on the BimmerWorld team. “I would say that we now have everyone talking and have the other team’s attention. They have known we can win for a while now but until we delivered they didn’t really pay attention to it. I hope to follow James’ example and drive to the front at Mosport.”
“I think any type of real sport requires a certain level of confidence to be successful,” said Nick Esayian, pilot of the #34 Debt Cures E90, about the team’s boost in morale. “Tom Brady doesn’t walk onto the field and say, ‘Maybe I’ll throw a completion today.’ When you have had some misfortune that confidence level isn’t where it needs to be