Team Cadillac today announced its schedule to race in four of the six remaining 2002 American Le Mans Series races while also setting its driver lineup for each of those events. A decision to participate in a fifth race is pending.
"Our focus is to be on the podium in these remaining ALMS races," said Doug Duchardt, GM Racing group manager for Team Cadillac. "The Cadillac Northstar LMP 02 has performed well in our testing since Le Mans, and we believe that we have six quality drivers who can put Team Cadillac on the podium at any of the remaining races."
Duchardt said, Team Cadillac will race in Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. on July 21, 2002, the Grand Prix at Mosport in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, on Aug. 18, 2002, the Monterey Sports Car Championship in Monterey, California, on Sept. 22, 2002 and the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta, Georgia, on Oct. 12, 2002.
Cadillac is studying details of the Miami, Florida race (Grand Prix of the Americas) scheduled for Oct. 5, 2002, and will make a decision to participate at a later date, said Duchardt.
Wayne Taylor, part of Team Cadillac management, announced the driving duties for the upcoming races. For the Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, D.C., he said that Max Angelelli and Christophe Tinseau will pilot one car, while Eric Bernard and Emmanuel Collard will pilot the second car.
When Team Cadillac races at the Grand Prix at Mosport and Monterey Sports Car Championships Angelelli, Bernard, Collard, and JJ Lehto will pilot the cars.