Road America yields double top-12 for Robertson Racing
A trouble-free run for both cars saw Robertson Racing come home 10th and 12th in round six of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron at Road America on Saturday evening.Solid performances from both David Murry and Anthony Lazzaro helped the #04 Ford GT record its fifth points’ finish in as many ALMS starts this season after moving into the GT class top ten with just 20 minutes of the four-hour event remaining.Meanwhile the sister #40 machine shared for only the second time by Andrea Robertson and new recruit Melanie Snow overcame a number of caution periods to improve its pace significantly throughout the race en route to 12th position.Despite both cars coming through unscathed and running a second faster than at the same venue last season, the team admitted to feeling slightly frustrated with the performance, especially in light of their recent string of encouraging results.Lee Penn, Chief Engineer and acting Team Manager: “David lost a lap after an hour due to an untimely Safety Car period which set us back a bit. It’s difficult to fight against the factory cars at the best of times so when we’re struggling for grip it becomes an almost impossible task. On the bright side both Melanie and Andrea improved their pace throughout the race and seem to have gelled quite quickly since first teaming up at Mid-Ohio. Also, considering that we were faster here than last year with a less than perfect car demonstrates just how much progress the team has made.”One key member of the squad missing from Road America over the weekend was Team Manager Andrew ‘H’ Smith whose wife Kristy gave birth to their first son Christopher Andrew last Thursday. Both mother and baby are doing well.Robertson Racing, as well as H, will be back in ALMS action at the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix on September 2/3.