Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport’s Daniel Morad grabbed second place in a hectic ninth race of the season.
Eventful, hectic, chaotic are all appropriate ways to describe the first Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin race of the weekend at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (previously known as Mosport); Morad finished second, which is a great result, but the Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport team suffered damages to two cars out of the six fielded.
Mechanics will be busy overnight!
Lets start with the good: Hargrove, starting first, held onto his position all along, with our own Danile Morad coming second followed by, Marco Cirone and finally Chris Green of Pfaff Motorsport.
This helps Morad get closer to the lead in the driver standings (Green at 154 total points and Morad only 7 points behind at 147).
“I will be more aggressive at the start tomorrow,” said Morad. “This year has been a learning experience and today’s second position start was part of it… I was too cautious. I’ll be able to improve on today now that I have a better feel for how it is to start second in this series. There is now only seven points between me and Green and I am looking forward to tomorrow.”
Michael De Quesada finished sixth overall and first in the Gold Cup class in front of Orey Fidani, seventh. This is the fifth win in a row for this very talented 15 year old rookie driver.
These results mean Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport now leads the team standings and is in great position to win this championship tomorrow.
Unfortunately for Carlos De Quesada, Shaun McKaigue spun in Whites Corner, the last turn of the very first lap, bouncing off the wall right in front of Carlos, resulting in a violent contact between both cars. Carlos and Shaun both came out of their cars unassisted, however the cars were seriously damaged. Cleaning up the mess left on the track strait took a good fifteen minutes, cutting a huge chunk of the original 45 minutes race time.
Later in what was left of the race, Tim Sanderson’s race was abruptly stopped through an incident with Harry Steenbakkers. From all accounts, it looks like Harry made contact with Tim at least three times before the final contact. It is still too early to know if Tim’s car, which suffered major damage, will be ready in time for tomorrow’s race.
Let’s not forget, “never give up” is the team’s mantra.
All this means the last race of the championship, to be held tomorrow, Sunday August 30th at 4:15 pm, will be intense. Stay tuned…
Date Posted: August 29, 2015