The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin race series is back in Toronto today for a second race and Daniel Morad is ready.
See Daniel Morad's post race interview
Morad and his team, Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport, are looking forward to today's race.
Yesterday’s race, third of the championship, was a disappointment for the team.
Morad was hit on the right side by Cirone (Mark Motors Racing), resulting in a broken suspension on Morad’s car, forcing him to abandon the race.
Morad’s mindset following the incident was to head back on track to at least finish the race and gain those so precious points for the championship. Unfortunately, the damage was too severe for him to be back on track.
Gaining points in every race is particularly important in this race series due to the point structure. The winner of a race gets 20 points and points cascade down by increments of two; a second position results in 18, a third position results in 16 down to the sixth position good for 10 points. For seventh position and lower, the countdown goes by increments of one.
The Alegra/Porsche Centre Oakville Motorsport team fully repaired the car, wearing number 22, and made sure every single suspension component is back to top shape.
Morad will again start in third position for today’s race and is aiming to start as strongly as he did yesterday, grabbing the second spot right off the start.
Drivers in this second race will face an extra challenge in the form of rain.
“It will be challenging, but all the drivers are facing the same weather conditions, so no one really has an extra advantage over the others,” says Morad.
This second race in the streets of Toronto will be held 15 minutes earlier than originally planned, starting at 12:55 pm. This change of time is due to rain which often causes delays.
By Philippe Crowe
Date Posted: June 14, 2015