Former GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez is eagerly awaiting the chance to get back behind the wheel this weekend as the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship heads to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Salt Lake City.
Sanchez and Frankie Montecalvo picked up a pair of podium finishes in the Pro/Am class at Lime Rock Park in May for Always Evolving/Aim Autosport and the Mexican ace is looking forward to his Utah debut and hoping to follow in the footsteps of another GT Academy winner.
“Nissan won in Utah with Bryan Heitkotter so the car is certainly quick there and the track suits the car,” Sanchez said.
“We have to focus on a good setup and a clean race and I think our first win is certainly on the cards. This weekend will be very different for me because I haven’t been able to find the track on the simulator.
“This will be the first time I’ve been to a track without being able to practice on the sim so that will be a new challenge but I’ve been studying video and making notes. We do have a lot of track time so there will be plenty of time to prepare once we arrive.
“Hopefully our result will be a win.”