Kia Racing Captures Second Straight Podium Finish during Daytona

Posted on 31. Jan, 2012 by in Kia Canada


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

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