Landy comes into the weekend fourth in points on strength of two wins at Virginia International Raceway and podiums at Road America. The young driver has a lot of racing laps at the 2.54-mile, 12-turn track located northeast of Atlanta. He wants to give the Alex Job Racing prepared No. 49 Forto Coffee Porsche a strong run in the final race of the 2017 season and move up to third in season ending standings.
“I’ve been to Road Atlanta a few times now,” Landy said. “I’ve raced there in every step of my racing career, and it has always been one of my favorite places to go. It’s a fast and old school race track where, like some other places that we’ve been to this year. It feels very much like a roller coaster when you hang on for a flying lap. Road Atlanta was actually the track where I won my first two professional races when driving in the Mx-5 Cup in 2014, as well as winning there last year in the Gold Class of the GT3 Cup. I have some happy memories and success there that I’m hoping to repeat!
“I think there are a few very important sections of the track that pay huge dividends for the overall lap time. There are two real straightaways at Road Atlanta, so it’s important to make sure that the car is set up to maximize exit speed heading out onto those straightaways. However, that can be tricky to get perfect at Road Atlanta because those two very important turns, turn seven and turn twelve, are very different corners in terms of speed and general characteristics.
“Heading into the final race of the season, our goals are two-fold. Sitting fourth in points with a small margin both to third and fifth my main goal is to consolidate that points finish. Making sure that we can stay out of trouble and pick up solid points will be important for the final championship position. However, at the same time, the team and I want to bounce back from the bad results of Sonoma, and the best way to do that is to fight for a win and a spot on the podium, which I’m confident that we will be able to do!”
“Sebastian has had a good season so far,” Alex Job, team owner said. “He has been really strong the last three races. He has a lot of miles at Road Atlanta and has won there, so he is going into familiar surroundings and knows what it takes to be successful at that challenging circuit.”
The Porsche GT3 Cup series race one at Road Atlanta will take the green at 5:45 p.m. ET on Thursday with race two going off on Friday at 10:35 a.m.
Source. Kyle Chura/Alex Job Racing