Meyer Shank Racing returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) after a two-year absence due to the pandemic for the two hour, 40-minute event.
Meyer Shank Racing’s last outing at CTMP saw Trent Hindman and Mario Farnbacher race to a second place finish in GTD onboard the Acura NSX GT3. The team has an additional GTD second place finish in 2017. The 2016 edition of the event saw the MSR Ligier JS P2 finish third with Ozz Negri and John Pew.
Oliver Jarvis is the reigning DPi race winner at CTMP having scored a victory in 2019. Tom Blomqvist has one race start at the 2.459-mile circuit which saw him finish fourth in the GTLM class.
MSR remains in the thick of the battle for the IMSA DPi title, following last weekend’s round at Watkins Glen International where MSR currently sits second by 17 points. The team opened the season by winning the 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona, joined by Castroneves and Pagenaud. The team placed fifth in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
After this weekend, only the races at Road America (August 7) and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta (Oct. 1) remain on the 2022 DPi schedule.
“Now that we’ve reset after Watkins Glen we are ready for CTMP this weekend. It’s been a few years since we’ve all raced there, but it’s a track that I like quite well. Having won there in 2019 definitely gives you a boost of confidence heading into the weekend. Hopefully we can have another good weekend and get that first win for the tea.”
“Watkins Glen was definitely a tough race, but we know that the Acura is fast and that should help us going into CTMP. I really love the track and I think it should suit the Acura well. We’re getting towards the end of the championship and the battle is so close, so now is when we really need to put our heads down and focus on getting that first win. The guys have been working so hard, so we’re going into the weekend with one goal in mind – to win.”
Source. Sunday Group
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