“I really like this track, it is one of the best,” Lazare said of the circuit. “The team and I have put in a massive amount of preparation for this weekend. I expect my car to be the best it has been this year,” an excited Lazare added.
Lazare won 5 of the first 6 rounds of the 2016 Championship in the Platinum class, but at the most recent outing at Watkins Glen he found himself a little off his usual pace. “It was a frustrating weekend on one hand, but positive if I look at it overall. Still, that is behind us now, we have to concentrate on this weekend and try to win both races.” Lazare said.
Lazare, who holds a 16 point lead heading into the weekend, knows just how important this weekend is. “These are rounds 9-10, and as the races count down, every race gets more important than the last.”
Round 9 will start at 4:40 p.m. (CT) Saturday, Aug. 6. Round 10 will begin at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Both rounds are 45 minutes. There will be two practices Friday, with qualifying at 8 a.m. Saturday. You can keep up with the action live at www.imsa.com.
Jesse Lazare Quick Facts: Jesse Lazare is a 19 year old racer from Montreal, Quebec. 2016 is the third year for Lazare in GT3 Cup after a stellar karting career which included three Canadian National Karting Championships, along with representing Canada in the Rotax Max World Finals.
Lazare finished second in the Porsche GT3 Cup USA series in 2015 and was invited to the Porsche Young Drivers Academy 2015. For 2016 Lazare is once again with the top team in GT3 Cup racing, Kelly Moss Motorsports.
Away from the track, Lazare enjoys skiing and hockey. Keep up with all the latest on Facebook at the ‘Fans of Jesse Lazare’ page.
Lazare is supported by Door Doctor, Porsche Prestige, Garaga, Micanan, TNR Doors, Olymbec, Smoke Show Sauce.