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Kia Racing Scores Top Five Finish in Round Ten of a Pirelli World Challenge during 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

  • Five-time World Challenge champion Michael Galati battled tough with Jack Baldwin entrance to a mottled flag
  • Mark Wilkins takes seventh-place in a No. 38 Infinity Audio Optima giving Kia Racing dual top-ten finishes in turn 10 of a Pirelli World Challenge
  • 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, and watch live streaming competition coverage during 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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