Canadian Results from today’s races @detroitgp 12/Jun/21

Canadian Results from today’s races @detroitgp 12/Jun/21

 12/Jun/2021 10:25pm est
UPDATE: Due to a technical violation by the GTD winning car it has been stripped of its first place finish, due to this the #23 car has been promoted to first place.
Here are the results from today’s races at the Detroit GP.
IMSA GTD
1st – #23 Roman De Angelis Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3
8th – #75 Mikael Grenier Sun Energy 1 Mercedes-AMG GT3
10th – #76 Jeff Kingsley Compass Racing Acura NSX GT3
11th – #28 Daniel Morad Alegra Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3
 
NTT Indycar Series
17th #29 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
18th #4 Dalton Kellett A.J foyt Enterprises
 
Indylights
7th – #17 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
12th – #11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing
Canadian Lineup for the Detroit GP this weekend, IMSA-Indycar-Indylights

Canadian Lineup for the Detroit GP this weekend, IMSA-Indycar-Indylights

The following Canadians will be participating in this weekends three series races at the Detroit GP on Belle Isle.

IMSA GTD

#23 Roman De Angelis Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3
#28 Daniel Morad Alegra Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3
#75 Mikael Grenier Sun Energy 1 Mercedes-AMG GT3
#76 Jeff Kingsley Compass Racing Acura NSX GT3

NTT Indycar Series

#4 Dalton Kellett AJ Foyt Enterprises Chevy
#29 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport Honda

Indylights

#11 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing
#17 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport

 

ST Racing seals another podium at the Virginia International Raceway

ST Racing seals another podium at the Virginia International Raceway

June 8, 2021.- ST Racing secured another podium in TC America at the Virginia International Raceway on a weekend when its BMW M4 GT4 also shined in the headlining GT4 America Series.

The weekend got off to a superb start when Nick Wittmer, once again on substitute duties in place of Bryson Lew, set a storming 1m 54.364s in first qualifying, netting the #38 BMW M4 GT4 3rd on the grid for race one. This marks ST Racing’s strongest qualifying performance of the year in the GT4 America Series.

With momentum on his side, Nick made an equally impressive start to race one, moving the ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 into 2nd overall with a resolute pass into turn one. The sheer might of the BMW’s 3-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder allowed Nick to keep the leader in his sights down VIR’s awesome back straight. Contact shortly afterwards however ultimately meant this pace would not last, though both Nick and teammate Tomas Mejia gamely managed to bring the #38 BMW home 6th in the Silver class.

A truncated second qualifying session meant Tomas Mejia started 23rd overall for race two, but the young Californian, still in his maiden GT4 season with ST Racing, put on a fighting display during his opening stint on Sunday morning, passing 10 cars on-track before bringing the #38 BMW in for the regulatory pit stop. Unfortunately, whilst running 2nd in-class, Nick Wittmer was forced to serve a drive-through penalty. Proving his pace on Saturday was no flash in the pan, Nick dutifully brought the M4 home 11th overall – 12 positions up from its starting position – and 4th in the Silver class.

Samantha Tan meanwhile, back for her second TC America race weekend of the season in the sister BMW M2 CS, continued to showcase her ever-developing pace and maturity across both 40-minute races at VIR. Having qualified 5th in the TCX class for race one, Samantha made a bold move down the back-straight on the opening lap to move into 4th. Despite an off-track moment late in the race, ‘assisted’ as she was by three cars going side-by-side into turn one, Samantha nevertheless managed to secure a solid 5thin-class at the flag. On Sunday, another feisty start meant the #438 M2 was in the thick of the fight for 3rd place from the get-go, Samantha dutifully taking the position when her principal opponents ran wide on lap two. A heavy clash in the race’s TCA category meant race two was eventually red-flagged, thus securing Samantha Tan her third podium finish from four TC America starts so far in 2021.

@USF2000 – Best Results Of The Season For Thomas Nepveu At Indianapolis

@USF2000 – Best Results Of The Season For Thomas Nepveu At Indianapolis

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BEST RESULTS OF THE SEASON FOR THOMAS NEPVEU AT INDIANAPOLIS

9th in race 1 – 8th race 2 – 6th in race 3 – Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship

 

Oka (Quebec, Canada) – May 15, 2021. Thomas Nepveu had a big weekend at the Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit, a road course built inside the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.5-mile oval. Thomas Nepveu once again displayed his improved driving skills as he has done since the beginning of his rookie season in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. After qualifying the #2 Cromwell| Karting Excellence| Home Hardware car in 7thplace on Thursday, Thomas Nepveu crossed the finish line in 9th, 8th and 6th places respectively in the two Friday and one Saturday races held over the weekend. This sixth place is his best result so far this season and suggests that we will see the young Oka driver in the top-5 for the coming races.

The series drivers took part in three practice and qualifying sessions on Thursday, an important learning experience for Thomas Nepveu who was able to work with his team to gradually improve the car, his knowledge of the track and his driving, which is a little different on this hybrid track from conventional road courses. His unwavering determination, absence of driving errors and an ability to learn and adapt to new circumstances served him well.

The oval part of the track requires a great deal of precision from the driver in order to position himself well at the entrance of the first wide corner, to brake without locking a front wheel, and to negotiate all the corners without the usual aerodynamic downforce we see on road courses.

 

Thomas Nepveu Describes the On-Track Action

“Our plan for the two first 50-minute practice sessions on Thursday was to learn the unusual layout with its long straight and wide oval part on entry to corner 1, and the other more technical corners of the rest of the layout. We originally set up the car with relatively low downforce to reduce drag and go as fast as possible on the long straight. However, the lower downforce for braking and cornering in the infield corners were new to me and I had to adapt my driving technique accordingly.

In qualifying, late on Thursday afternoon, the team kept us in the pits until about eight minutes before the end of the session so that we used only one set of new tires. There was enough time left when we went out on track to complete three timed laps and I set the seventh quickest time.

After a good start from 7th on the grid in the first Friday race in the #2 Cromwell| Karting Excellence| Home Hardware car, I was in 4th position but then found that the car was slowing by a few tenths of a second which made it difficult for me to maintain my position and I slipped down to 9th place at the end.

The team then changed some settings in preparation for the second Friday race, mainly by giving me a little more downforce and therefore more grip in the tighter corners. The car did feel better but still slowed over the course of the race and I crossed the finish line eighth. We needed to work some more on the set-up for tomorrow’s 20-lap race.

On Saturday, we launched well at the beginning of the race and on a restart on lap seven. I gained a position each time and ended up in 6th position and defended that position right to the end of the 20-lap race. It was not easy, as the car started to understeer on lap 10. I tried to adjust my driving, but I still lack some practical experience in order to compensate for these variations in the car’s behaviour over a race distance. I’m happy with my performance this weekend and I’m looking forward to the next race on the Lucas Oil Raceway oval,” said Thomas Nepveu as he got out of the car.

Next Event – May 27 and 28 – Lucas Oil Raceway (Indianapolis, Indiana)

 

@IndyCar – GMR Grand Prix results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway

@IndyCar – GMR Grand Prix results from Indianapolis Motor Speedway