It is to me the story within the story from this weekends Michelin Pilot race at Road Atlanta. The race crowned a season champion in the form of Jan Heylen driving the number 16 Porsche for Wright Motorsports. However the real story for me was the winning TCR car, the number 5 Alfa Romeo Giulietta driven by Tim Lewis and Roy Block.
So, why is this the real story to me? It is the fact that this plucky little TCR car this year managed to overcome a number of reliability issues that has plagued it for the past two years. Wins at Road America and Road Atlanta, and top 5s at Lime Rock and Sebring made it one of the most successful seasons to date. And then there I the matter of carrying on the tradition of one of the oldest names in motorsports. I am always rooting for this car simply because of the racing heritage it carries with it.