Race Recap from The #6hrsoftheglen Weekend at @WGI 2021

Race Recap from The #6hrsoftheglen Weekend at @WGI 2021

Race round up from the weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Positions shown are for in class only.
 
IMSA LMP2
4th #8 John Farano Tower Motorsport
IMSA GTLM
2nd #24 Bruno Spengler BMW Team RLL
IMSA GTD
7th #9 Zacharie Robichon Pfaff Motorsports
3rd #23 Roman De Angelis Heart of Racing
5th #28 Daniel Morad Alegra Motorsports
14th #75 Mikael Grenier Sun Energy 1
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge GS
14th #13 Kuno Wittmer/Orey Fidani AWA
23rd #83 James Vance FASTMD RACING
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR
10th #33 – 10th Mark Wilkins Bryan Herta Autosport
13th # 88 – 13th Karl Wittmer VGMC Racing,LLC
Porsche Carrera Cup
7th/6th #9 Parker Thompson JDX Racing
7th/7th #69 Thomas Collingwood BGB Motorsports
Canadian lineup for Watkins Glen 26-27th June 2021

Canadian lineup for Watkins Glen 26-27th June 2021

 

Here is a list of those Canadians who will be participating in this weekend’s races at Watkins Glen.

WeatherTech – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Michelin Pilot Challenge – Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

IMSA LMP2

#8

John Farano Tower Motorsport Oreca LMP2 07

IMSA GTLM

#24

Bruno Spengler BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE

IMSA GTD

#9

Zacharie Robichon Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R

#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

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge GS

#13

Orey Fidani AWA McLaren 570S GT4

#13

Kuno Wittmer AWA McLaren 570S GT4

#83

James Vance FASTMD RACING AUDI R8 GT4

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR

 #33

Mark Wilkins Bryan Herta Autosport Hyundai Elanttra N TCR

 #88

Karl Wittmer VGMC Racing,LLC Honda Civic FK7 TCR

Porsche Carrera Cup

#9

Parker Thompson JDX Racing Porsche 992

#69

Thomas Collingwood BGB Motorsports Porsche 992
Parker Thompson Wins As Carrera Cup North America Takes On Circuit Of The Americas

Parker Thompson Wins As Carrera Cup North America Takes On Circuit Of The Americas

DATE OF RELEASE:

Monday, May 3, 2021

Carrera Cup North America visited Austin’s Circuit of the Americas this weekend for rounds 3 & 4 of the 2021 season. Weather played a significant role in the event, while Parker Thompson pulled off one of the most exciting performances of his career. Driving for Porsche Canada, Thompson piloted the #9 Byers Porsche / JDX Racing GT3 Cup to his first win of the season.

Whether driving open-wheel or closed cockpit racecars, Thompson has managed some of the best performances of his career in unsettled weather. This past weekend, the Porsche Junior driver’s pace was evident right from the opening laps of practice as rain fell at Circuit of the Americas. Practice 1 saw him clock a time nearly three-tenths of a second ahead of the field.

Unfortunately, rain would intensify overnight and create complications for race organizers. On Saturday afternoon, water overwhelmed the Texas road course and forced the cancellation of qualifying. Thompson and the 26 car field were unable to prove their pace in an official session. Instead, the starting order for Sunday morning’s race was determined by championship point totals.

Two top-five finishes at the season opener in Sebring meant that Thompson would line up on row three of the grid for Race 1. Remnants of water from an early morning rainfall left conditions on the track less than ideal. With some drivers opting for wet tire options, and others opting for Michelin’s slick tire, there was tumultuous action when the green flag flew. While all drivers managed the opening laps without incident, Thompson was able to earn an advantage in the conditions and gain multiple positions. Four laps in, he found himself in second place with a four-second gap to Kelly-Moss driver Kay Van Berlo.

Through sixteen laps, Thompson chipped away at the race leader while the track continued to dry. In the final moments of the race, sitting multiple car lengths behind Van Berlo, it looked like Thompson might settle for a second-place finish. Instead, a surprising series of moves in turns 16 through 18 put Thompson and Van Berlo side by side as the pair entered the final straight. Thompson would win the straight shot to the finish line and take the checkered flag! It was a dynamic win for Thompson, who had top-tier pace but a less optimum starting position.

In the second race of the weekend, Thompson found that dry track conditions did not suit the setup of his white and red maple-leaf liveried Porsche quite as well. Aggressive action from other drivers on the race start forced Thompson to give up multiple spots. As the field spread out, he found clean opportunities to move forward however, regaining ground to create a gap for himself in fourth. Thompson would hold that position for the remainder of the race.
Parker Thompson
“What an incredible weekend! I’m excited to come through with a win for the team at JDX Racing. With support from our amazing partners at Porsche Canada, Byers Porsche, Renier Construction, Surgere, and SSi Artificial Lift Systems, we’ve put in some great work since the season opener at Sebring. Everyone is clearly invested in our effort! The team at SSi even made the trip here this weekend to take in the action. There is nothing better than being able to reward our group with a win and celebrate together. Moments like this provide the fuel it takes to win championships!”

Now four races into this inaugural Carrera Cup North America season, featuring the new Porsche 992, Thompson can once again claim that he has won races in every race car he has driven throughout his career. From Formula 1600, through the Road to Indy, touring cars, and Porsche spec racing, Thompson has earned a total of 31 wins.

Twelve remaining races in the 2021 Carrera Cup North America schedule will surely provide Thompson the opportunity to add even more wins to that total. Next up, the series will visit Watkins Glen International, New York, on June 24th. Thompson will enter that event after making a dramatic impression on the series in Texas. He will look to improve on the third-place standing he currently holds in the overall championship race.

IMSA – WeatherTech Sebring Race Results/ Pfaff Motorsports 1st in GTD

IMSA – WeatherTech Sebring Race Results/ Pfaff Motorsports 1st in GTD

All Images Courtesy of IMSA ©2021

Congratulations to the Canadian team of Pfaff Motorsports on their victory in the GTD class at the Twelve Hours at Sebring race tonight. The #9 Porsche 911 GT3R was driven by Canadian Zach Robichon, Laurens Vanthoor and Lars Kern.

Also reaching the podium were Canadians Bruno Spengler ( 2nd in GTLM ) and Roman De Angelis ( 3rd in GTD )

Finish Position

In Class

LMP2

4th

#8 John Farano Tower Motorsport/Tower Events
GTLM

2nd

#25 Bruno Spengler BMW Team RLL
GTD

FIRST

#9 Zacharie Robichon Pfaff Motorsports

3rd

#23 Roman De Angelis Heart of Racing Team

9th

#75 Mikael Grenier Sun Energy 1

12th

#28 Daniel Morad Alegra Motorsports
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race Results From Sebring 2021

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Race Results From Sebring 2021

All Images Copyright © 2021 Jake Galstad/LAT Images

 

Here are the results from today’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 race at Sebring International Raceway.

GS
8th #3 Motorsports In Action
9th #13 Orey Fidani/Kuno Wittmer AWA Race Team
15th #83 James Vance FASTMD Racing
TC
8th #33 Mark Wilkins Bryan Herta Autosport

The race winners were Robin Liddell and Frank DePew in the #71 Rebel Rock Racing Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R