Starworks Motorsports Adds Jorg Bergmeister to Lineup for Watkins Glen

Top Quote The Canadian Tire 200 at Glen Watkins as part of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 13, 2011 - Starworks Motorsport is switching up their lineup a bit this weekend to see if the change in chemistry brings the team the win that has been narrowly avoiding the team all season. Joining Enzo Potolicchio in the #2 Porsche Riley for the Canadian Tire 200 at the Glen will be Porsche veteran driver Jorg Bergmeister, as Enzo's season long co-driver Alex Popow moves over to the #8 to join Ryan Dalziel.

    Enzo and Alex have been learning the tracks of the GRAND-AM Rolex Series each weekend of the series, and were looking forward to this weekend at Watkins Glen as it would have marked one of the few tracks the pair had time on in the past, in this case at the Sahlen's 6-hours of the Glen earlier in the season. That didn't go exactly as plan as the pair had very little time on the circuit having an incident that forced the team to withdraw the car after the first practice of the weekend.

    States Popow; "We felt going from the long course to the short course for this weekend wasn't going to be a hard transition for Enzo and I, and even though we both got very little time in the car on the 6-hours weekend, having Jorg and Ryan there to guide us along should have us both up to speed pretty quickly. We're looking for a strong result for both cars this weekend."

    Bergmeister was in the #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche Riley for the famed Rolex 24 hours of Daytona, the car that sat in pole position for that race, and although finishing the race in 13th place, still had the fastest lap in the twice around the clock event. Starworks is hoping that same pace will be evident again this weekend in both cars as Ryan Dalziel is also known for his fast pace behind the wheel.

    The Canadian Tire 200 at the Glen will air LIVE on SPEED Channel at 6pm EST on August 14th. On the season Popow and Potolicchio are fourth and fifth respectfully in the season long Jim Truman Award standings. Dalziel on the season has two third place finishes, four Top-5's and five Top-10's, but is still looking to stand on the top step of the podium before the season is out.

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