Kia Racing’s Pirelli World Challenge Optimas Head to Belle Isle for Sixth Round Slugfest

Posted on 30. May, 2012 by in Kia Canada

KIA RACING’S PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE OPTIMAS HEAD TO BELLE ISLE FOR SIXTH ROUND SLUGFEST

Team fervent to accommodate American flesh head-on in Motown following dual top-ten finishes in Monterey

  • Michael Galati in a No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima to concentration on gaining points in query for a driver’s championship

  • Mark Wilkins looks to pierce adult a grid in his second tour for Kia Racing in a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima
  • IRVINE, Calif., May 30, 2012 – Kia Racing heads for Detroit Jun 1-3 for turn 6 of a entrance deteriorate in a Pirelli World Challenge Championships (PWC), pitting dual turbocharged Optimas opposite some critical hometown muscle. With his top-ten finish in Monterey (Calif.), Michael Galati, motorist of a No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima, is now fifth in a Grand Touring Sport (GTS) points conflict while Kia Racing sits fourth in a manufacturers championship. Mark Wilkins, piloting a No.38 Infinity Audio Optima, has his eye on a initial dual rows of a starting grid during a Belle Isle (Mich.) travel circuit located along a shores of a Detroit River.

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    The Kia Racing Optimas will need each unit of a 22-pound diet they have undergone given Monterey “Reward Weight” warranted for lectern finishes progressing in a season, that a group is now means to strew after finishing sixth and eighth in a final foe to contest with a Mustangs and Camaros on a parsimonious proxy travel circuit during Belle Isle. Located roughly in a shade of General Motors’ tellurian headquarters, and usually mins from Ford’s universe headquarters, a foe is certain to pull a vast (and potentially partisan) crowd. With that in mind, Kia Racing is coming a weekend with discreet optimism.

    “There is no doubt a fans will be behind their hometown heroes,” pronounced Galati, who lives in circuitously Cleveland. “But we’ve astounded some-more than a few people in a entrance season, and we feel a Optimas are adult to a plea this weekend.” Galati will be operative tough to measure points in his bid for a 2012 driver’s championship and attempting to deflect off a plea from Acura motorist Nick Esayian, who is usually 8 points behind in a standing.

    Mark Wilkins, following his Kia Racing entrance in Monterey where he was fast adult to speed and incited in a plain performance, is expecting a distant opposite pushing knowledge during Belle Isle. “Laguna Seca is about blind crests and furious betterment changes while Belle Isle is a travel march and is by-nature utterly flat,” pronounced Wilkins. “The Optimas should do utterly good in this environment, though flitting is always tough given a march is so tight.”

    Situated on a 982-acre island perched in a center of a Detroit River, Belle Isle’s travel circuit was creatively combined for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) foe and has also hosted IndyCar and a American Le Mans Series (ALMS) off and on given 1992. Its straights snuggle opposite a shoreline and assistance to emanate one of a faster marks in a PWC series.

    Round 6 of a PWC deteriorate during Belle Isle takes place Jun 3 during 3 p.m. ET. Check out live foe status, photos and updates during www.facebook.com/kiaracing, and watch live streaming foe coverage during world-challengetv.com. Race fans can also balance in for radio coverage on a NBC Sports Network Saturday, Jul 7 during 5 p.m. ET. (Time and date theme to change. Check internal listings).

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