KIA RACING SCORES TOP FIVE FINISH IN ROUND TEN OF THE PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE AT MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima piloted by Michael Galati secures fifth-place finish on Kia Racing’s initial revisit to Lexington with a Infinity Audio Optimas
LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug 4, 2012 – Michael Galati returned to his hometown lane of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in character with a fifth-place finish for Kia Racing on Saturday. Galati, whose No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima carried an additional 44 pounds of prerogative weight after his feat during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park a month ago, gathering a hard-but-clean race, battling with array maestro Jack Baldwin for many of a 50-minute contest. Galati started a competition in fifth place, forsaken behind to sixth during a start afterwards diced Baldwin in his Porsche Cayman before reclaiming a tip 5 spot.
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“It’s a illusory outcome for Kia Racing and a guys who worked tough on a automobile after yesterday’s practice. The feverishness has played a cause for us all weekend and also a additional weight from a win during a final race,” pronounced Galati. “We are assured that tomorrow will be another clever day for a No. 36 Infinity Audio Optima. Hopefully, a ambient heat will cold down, and we can make a approach towards a front of a grid.”
Mark Wilkins, motorist of a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima, carrying an additional 109 pounds of counterbalance after his feat and runner-up finish during a Canadian Tire Motorsports Park doubleheader, struggled with doing issues most of a afternoon though was in a thick of things during a finish and managed to move his turbocharged Optima home seventh, alighting Kia Racing another top-ten finish a fifth time in 10 events that Kia Racing has had both Optimas measure in a tip 10 this year.
“The No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima achieved good today. We gambled on a doing package, and we missed a bit, so we wasn’t means to stay with Michael towards a end,” pronounced Wilkins. “It was good to see Michael adult there jostling for a tip five, and we know a organisation will be operative tonight to residence a set up, so I’m assured a No. 38 will be towards a front for tomorrow’s race.”
Galati stays fourth in a Grand Touring Sport (GTS) points competition though a tip 5 finish during Mid-Ohio narrowed a opening between him and a third-place Baldwin. Round eleven of a Pirelli World Challenge is scheduled for Sunday, Aug 5, commencement during 9:55 a.m. ET. Check out live competition status, photos and updates during www.facebook.com/kiaracing, and watch live streaming competition coverage during world-challengetv.com. Race fans can also balance in for radio coverage of rounds 10 and eleven on a NBC Sports Network Saturday, Aug 25 during 1:30 p.m. ET. (Time and date theme to change. Check internal listings).
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