Daniel Morad mastered the rain in Toronto!
Driving his Porsche GT3 #22 as part of the Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport team, Daniel Morad won the Sunday race, the second one held this weekend and the fourth of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin race series.
The race was entirely run under the rain and proved to be a challenge, just as Morad had anticipated.
“I had not raced in the wet since 2008,” said Morad following his win. “I took a lap to be comfortable with the car, learn where the puddles were and then just went for it. The section of the track on Lakeshore road was tricky as you could barely see in front of you but the car was perfect and the whole race went wonderfully.”
Starting third on the grid, Morad ended up fourth after the first turn. He fought for third position for the first few laps and managed to pass Marco Cirone, choosing the concrete-covered inside line of turn one, keeping the Porsche under control on the slippery surface.
He then set his sight on Chris Green, passing him a few laps later.
Clearly, his worries before the race about not knowing how this car behaves in rainy circumstances were quickly set aside as he got a feel for the wet track and his Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport-prepped Porsche GT3 abilities.
Now in second position, Morad worked on closing the gap between himself and Scott Hargrove, who was leading the race.
Morad managed to close the gap with Hargrove while at the same time widening the gap between him and Green. Morad was on Hargrove’s bumper by half-race and quickly passed Hargrove the same way he did for Green, taking the inside line and mastering the car on slippery concrete to take the lead.
Morad then sailed to the finish while continuing to widen the gap between him and his opponents.
“An amazing win in our backyard for Daniel and the whole Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport team,” said Francesco Policaro, General Manager of Porsche Centre Oakville. “Daniel clearly showed he was comfortable in the rain, made a great recovery after yesterday’s event and congratulations to the team for preparing top level cars.”
This turns out to be a great come back after Saturday’s race where he unfortunately got sidelined by suspension failure after being hit by Cirone.
The next couple of races will be held at the Calabogie Motorsports Park in Ontario July 4 and 5, 2015.
Date Posted: June 14, 2015