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Ups and downs…
Rob Harper claims a win and a second-place finish

San Ramon, CA – This is the place where Rob Harper started out the season with an emphatic win in his #28 Corvette. Unfortunately, that Corvette got some problems at later races, which led to Rob changing into a new car, the #28 BMW 335i WTCC race car, which he brought down to Buttonwillow Raceway Park for the double header USTCC race weekend. It proved to be one with mixed results…

Rob Harper provides his Round 4 views:
“I got a decent qualifying, starting from P4 in a very competitive field. I had my work cut out for me if I wanted to repeat my first-round win. We ran the same configuration on Saturday, as we ran mid-June for the season opener. After the start, I had to pass both cars that were ahead of me. A close battle for the lead ensued, with me being faster in some parts of the track, and the chasing car faster in other parts. The two of us were closely followed by the third car in the pack and we separated from the rest of the field. This close door-to-door racing continued until the very last lap. We are extremely happy to have come out on top of the GT field, extending our lead in the championship chase.”

Rob Harper provides his Round 5 views:
“This day didn’t start out so well… I had a mechanical issue with the new #28 BMW 335i WTCC race car in the first practice and we didn’t have that particular spare part available. We tried everything possible to source that part, even trying to re-engineer one to make it fit to go racing. Unfortunately, all of that didn’t work. Thanks to the GoGoGear Racing Team and Larry Bani, who were willing to lend me their race car to keep the Championship alive. Thank you! I hopped in an underpowered ST car and competed for the GT class win, gaining the most positions in the field and finishing 2nd place in GT. Again, faced with adversity, the RPM team exhausted all options and mitigated the damage of two broken GT cars, to come out with a 1st and 2nd place finish on the double header weekend.”

About Red Panther Motorsport (RPM)
A leading California based professional racing team. RPM competes in the Hankook Tires United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC) race series. For more information please see and visit and also like us on our social media channels.

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