Rockenfeller For BAM! At Sebring
20 year old German Mike Rockenfeller will follow up his maiden ALMS
race at Petit Le Mans last October with the same partners at Sebring
(Peter Baron and Leo Hindery) – but this time the three will
race for the new BAM! Team, in a 911 RSR.
Rockenfeller is a wonderful young man. It is a privilege to race
with him, and he will certainly be one of the next great Porsche
factory drivers," said Leo Hindery.
put in a stunning performance at Road Atlanta, where he drove a
GT3-RS for the first time – and qualified on wets, another
first for him. He didn’t quite snatch the win from Orbit at
the recent Rolex 24, ending up just seven seconds behind the Johnny
Mowlem-driven Orbit car there.
"I know the drivers
and some guys from the team, and that's important,” said the
young man. “It's easier than driving with a completely new
team because I know the people. In Atlanta, everything was new.
But now it's like when I drive a Carrera Cup race. The [Sebring]
track is still new, but I know driver changing, talking on the radio
and everything, and I'm not that nervous. I can focus more on driving.
It was such a great experience and a lot of fun in Atlanta, so it
should be even better at Sebring."
time he drove with us, he had 15 firsts (*), so
hopefully we'll get him his first ALMS win this time,” said
Peter Baron. “Based on his driving style and professionalism
at Atlanta, he has tremendous potential. We're thrilled to have
him with us."
The 15 firsts were: first race in North America, first time at Road
Atlanta, first time with Orbit Racing, first race in a Porsche 911
GT3 RS, first time to drive a Porsche 911 GT3 RS in the rain, first
American Le Mans Series race, first qualifying in an ALMS race,
first time driving on intermediate tires, first endurance race in
a car, first race with pit stops, first race with driver changes,
first time with a helmet radio, first time with a cool suit, first
time with a helmet drink tube and first time to drive a golf cart.