SEBRING, Fla. — official press release —
Alegra Motorsports will debut its newest Prototype entry in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring Int’l Raceway.
InSync Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of integrated EMR and practice management software, revenue cycle management services, and medical transcription services to thousands of healthcare professionals throughout the United States, will sponsor the team’s Riley BMW No. 24.
Team owner and veteran driver Carlos de Quesada, also of Tampa, will share the driving duties with three young stars: Daniel Morad, 25, of Toronto, Ontario; Cameron Lawrence, 23, of Windermere, Fla., and Dominik Farnbacher, 31, of Ansbach, Germany.
The team acquired its Prototype recently from Starworks Motorsports, and the car wasn’t ready for the season opener at Daytona. Beginning with Saturday’s race at Sebring, Alegra Motorsports plans to compete in the other three races that make up the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup (NAEC), a series within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
In addition to the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Sebring, that series includes the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen Int’l in Watkins Glen, N.Y. June 30-July 3 and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., Sept. 28-Oct. 1.
In addition, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, CanadaJuly 8-10 is also on the team’s schedule.
At Sebring, NAEC points are awarded at the four-hour mark, the eight-hour mark and at the finish of the once-around-the-clock enduro on the bumpy, 3.74-mile, 17-turn road course. That will add another challenge to the strategy devised by the team’s manager, Andy Greene.
Lawrence was one of the winners of the NAEC last year in the GTD class. He and Farnbacher also had GTD class victories in the Rolex 24 last year. That was Farnbacher’s second Rolex 24 victory, as he also won the GT class at the 2005 Rolex 24. de Quesada joins them as a Rolex 24 class winner, as he was a GT class winner in 2007 in an Alegra Motorsports/Fiorano Racing Porsche GT3 Cup.
Morad doesn’t have a Rolex 24 victory yet but he was the American Formula BMW champion in 2007 before other open-wheel success in Atlantics, A1 Grand Prix and GP3. He and 16-year-old Michael de Quesada, Carlos’s son, are currently focusing on the tough Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada series, where Alegra and Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport field multiple entries. Carlos de Quesada was that series’ Gold Cup champion in 2013, and Morad finished second in the top class, Platinum Cup, last year as a rookie.
“I am happy to be back in a Riley BMW Daytona Prototype for this year’s running of the 12 Hours of Sebring,” de Quesada said. “Being a native of Tampa, I have always looked at Sebring as my home track, and being able to participate in the 12-hour race means a lot to me.
“I look forward to driving with Daniel Morad, Cameron Lawrence and Dominik Farnbacher. Daniel started driving for Alegra Motorsports last year in the IMSA Porsche Cup Canada series and did an outstanding job. Cameron Lawrence and Dominik Farnbacher were late additions brought to us by the recommendation and assistance of Bill Riley.”
CREDIT: Restart Communications