April 2017

Mustang Sampling Team looking forward to the Showdown at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX

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Circuit of the America's in May brings with it a new and exciting challenge. The Mustang Sampling team has endured the scorching September heat of Austin, TX over the past several years and is looking forward to the milder temperatures of May.

AUSTIN, TX (April 25, 2017) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team is eager to take Circuit of Americas by the horns and advantage of the expected cooler track conditions, which usually helps the tire grip and keeps the cockpit temps down.

As the IMSA WeatherTech season rolls into the summer months, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Team of veteran drivers, Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi know their Cadillac DPis are fast and a majority of the season still remains. "On the manufacturer side, Cadillac is very strong and seems the combination to beat this year," said Fittipaldi. "Our Mustang Sampling Team is putting forth lots of effort back at the shop and many hours of testing has rewarded us with a competitive car. We look forward to getting back on track at COTA with 70% of the championship to go."

"The records show we have brought fast race cars to each race," Barbosa said. "Everyone on our team is confident that as long as we keep the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac running this well, the wins will come."

As the IMSA teams head toward the central U.S., the track conditions will be different in early- May than the early-Fall date of 2016, which adds another element to a season of changes.

"It will feel different because we're racing a Cadillac," Barbosa added. "The higher speeds at COTA should suit the new Cadillac's aerodynamics."

Fittipaldi certainly welcomes the temperature change. "We should have more overall grip, but the conditions will be nicer to drive and not so warm in the office."

The No.5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R enters the Circuit of the Americas second in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship point standings, with a pair of runner-up finishes in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown gets underway with practice on Thursday, May 4 at 9:45 a.m. CT, with qualifying for prototype competitors at 1:20 p.m. CT on Friday, May 5. The Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown goes green on Saturday, May 6 at 1:35 p.m. CT and will be televised on FS1 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT.

Points Standings:
IMSA Weather Tech Championship: 2nd (89 points)
Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship: 2nd (16 points)

 

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Mustang Sampling Team Fast Again In Long Beach

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LONG BEACH, CA (April 8, 2017) - The No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R team showed throughout the weekend, it was primed to perform on the demanding streets of Long Beach and vie for the team's first checkered flag of the season.

Christian Fittipaldi started second and remained in third throughout the early stages of the race. The Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R completed fast laps and seemingly playing the right strategy when Christian was hit by a slower GTD car shortly before the halfway point of the 100-minute affair. The severe damage to the rear of the Mustang Sampling Cadillac required multiple pit stops for tires, fuel, and a driver change to Joao. However, the team never wavered and salvaged a seventh place finish along with key points toward the championship battle.

Joao Barbosa, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"Unfortunately, it wasn't our day today," Barbosa said. "We have a great team and we'll keep moving forward.

We were able to stay out of trouble the remainder of the day, and get as many points as possible before we head to the next race."

Christian Fittipaldi, No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R:

"Not our day," Fittipaldi said. "I passed a slower GTD car on the back straight then as I was entering the next turn, I felt a hit from behind. Unfortunate for our Mustang Sampling Team, but the guys fixed the car where we could finish the race. Now, we turn the page and move on to Austin and the Circuit of the Americas."

 

The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship travels to the Circuit of the Americas for the Advanced Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown May 4-6.
Points Standings:
IMSA Weather Tech Championship: 2nd (89 points)

Tequila Patron North American Endurance Championship: 2nd (16 points)

 

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