Liddell Goes For SPEED
We don’t yet know what else he’ll be doing in 2005, but Robin Liddell will certainly be spending part of his time at the wheel of one of the most competitive cars in the SPEED World Challenge GT Championship, at the wheel of Jon Groom Racing's AXA Team 911 GT3 Porsche. Groom will himself race a similar car.

Liddell had a spectacular 2004, with win after win in the Intersport Lola B2K / 40, with Clint Field. A third year in the ALMS would be the perfect match for a full season in the SPEED series.

Liddell raced a Jon Groom Porsche twice in 2004, finishing sixth at Road America (below) and then narrowly missing out on a maiden SPEED series win at Road Atlanta by less than a second. His description of his first standing start for years – at Road America – was hilarious… and the start itself very successful too.

“I’m excited about next year and looking forward to competing for a championship with a very aggressive team,” Liddell said. “I’m grateful AXA and Jon Groom Racing is affording me the opportunity to drive a new Porsche next year, in the most competitive sports car series in North America.”

Now there’s a subject for discussion!

The 2005 SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World GT Challenge consists of 11 races each lasting 50-minutes in duration. The season begins at Sebring (Florida) next March.

“I’ve become used to sharing the driving seat over the last couple of years, in races such as the Le Mans 24 Hours. (Driving on your own) gives a driver a different kind of pressure and I must say I am really looking forward to the challenge of winning races in 2005."

His 2004 began with a GT Class win in the Rolex 24, with Johnny Mowlem, Mike Fitzgerald and the Policastros, in the Orbit Porsche – just three laps behind the winning DP, and seven seconds behind the Flying Lizard Porsche.


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