Kia Racing Captures Second Straight Podium Finish during Daytona

Posted on 31. Jan, 2012 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING CAPTURES SECOND STRAIGHT PODIUM FINISH AT DAYTONA

Andy Lally and Nic Jönsson Co-Pilot a No. 10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup to a Second Place Finish in Season Opening Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Race

  • 2.5 hour continuation foe culminates with a nearby print finish as Kia Racing starts invulnerability of a 2011 Team and Driver championships in a ST class

  • Andy Lally sets new Street Tuner subordinate record and earns Kia’s initial highway racing pole
  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan 31, 2012 – The movement of a 2011 championship-winning deteriorate for Kia Motors America’s (KMA) motorsports module carried into 2012 with a small half a automobile length separating a No. 10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup from a win during Daytona International Speedway. Racing fans were treated to a nearby print finish as Nic Jnsson and Andy Lally scored a plain second place finish during Friday’s season-opening BMW Performance 200 during Daytona. The weekend started clever as Lally put Kia on a stick for a initial time ever with a boiling path time of 2:06.613, environment a new Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC) Street Tuner (ST) subordinate path record for a mythological high-banked circuit. In his Kia debut, Mark Pombo competent a No. 12 Forte Koup in a second position, creation for an all-Kia front quarrel on a starting grid.

    “A lectern finish is an overwhelming approach to start a season. The Continental array is unequivocally low with talent, not only in a driver’s seat, though also in terms of engineers and mechanics,” pronounced Jnsson. “It’s good to have Andy behind on a group to assistance us run for Kia’s initial manufacturer’s championship.”

    Rain done for fraudulent conditions in a initial 20 mins of a race, though once a object came out, a foe and a heat exhilarated up. “The sleet and soppy lane done for an sparkling start, and we had a good throw with a BMW guys along a way. But my pursuit was to pass a automobile off to Nic and let him do his magic,” pronounced Lally. “We’ve started this deteriorate a same approach we did final season, with a lectern here during Daytona. Let’s wish we can finish it a same way, too, and measure another championship for Kia Racing.”

    Starting from second place on a grid, a brothers Mark and Mat Pombo had high hopes for their initial tour in a No. 12 Infinity Audio Forte Koup and notwithstanding dual on-track incidents, Mat Pombo eventually crossed a finish line in a important 11th place.

    “Achieving back-to-back lectern finishes during a perfectionist lane like Daytona speaks to a tough work and loyalty of a team’s offseason program,” pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling communications, KMA. “Andy and Nic’s lectern finish is a illusory start for Kia and Kinetic Motorsports as we demeanour to repeat final season’s championship performance, and we are looking brazen to some-more good performances via a 2012 season.”

    Race fans can watch a season-opening BMW Performance 200 during Daytona on SPEED on Saturday, Feb. 4 during 12:00 p.m. ET. Kia Racing fans can locate all a latest news and updates on a fan page during www.facebook.com/kiaracing.

    About Kia Motors America
    Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

    Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

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