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.
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
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
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