Kia Celebrates Second Season Victory! June 29th, 2011
Nic Jönsson and Michael Galati once again took their #10 Infinity Audio Kia Forte Koup to the top of the podium at Road America (http://www.roadamerica.com/).
Road America’s victory was the second win for Kinetic Motorsports and Kia Motors America in the 2011 season and the third time for the drivers of the #10 car to stand on the podium.
A highlight video below details Kia’s remarkable entry and success into the racing world.
After the race, Nic Jönsson (#10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup driver) said, “We were very concerned coming here because it’s one of those tracks with long straightaways. It is a track where turbo- and supercharged cars would be very strong, which they were. There is also a lot of handling needed here, and we had a very good handling car. Brake management was very important, and we really focused on that. When I got in, I felt I had a really good car and that the brakes were on point. I think that won the race for us. We had better brakes than everyone, and we stayed up front.”
Michael Galati (#10 Infinity Audio Forte Koup driver) said, “It’s just fantastic after Watkins Glen; to rebound this way is just amazing. We had a pretty good car. We worked a lot on the handling and it was great on brakes. This track tends to eat the brakes up, and we had discussed that I was to run a pace that was comfortable and to make sure I gave the car to Nic with good brakes for the end. I had a great start. I went between the two BMW’s and I just paced myself. I kept the pressure on but tried not to abuse the car. The guys did a fantastic pit stop.”
It is the second win in the second year of the Grand AM program, an accomplishment that is almost unheard of. Kinetic Motorsports is working hard and we hope to hear about more victories from them. Bravo, Kinetic Kia Team!
You can also follow the team’s progress at www.facebook.com/kiaracing.