Acura Automobiles: Acura NSX GT3 Evo Teams Continue Pro/Am Win Streak

Posted on 20. May, 2019 by in Acura Canada

  • Kyle Marcelli, Martin Barkey acquire third Pro/Am category win of 2019 for Acura
  • Till Bechtolsheimer pairs with Marc Miller to win Saturday’s opening race
  • Injury leads to RealTime Racing motorist lineup change and pierce to Pro class

For a second uninterrupted SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America weekend, Acura powered a span of NSX GT3 Evo’s to feat in a ProAm class, unconditional both races during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, fifth and sixth rounds in a 2019 array championship.

Gradient Racing altered adult a motorist lineup for a weekend, with Till Bechtolsheimer assimilated by a returning Marc Miller in a team’s Acura NSX GT3 Evo.  The pairing scored a team’s initial Pro/Am category win of a year in Saturday’s opening race. 

On Sunday, a Racer’s Edge Motorsports Acura of Kyle Marcelli and Martin Barkey followed with a third feat of a 2019 debate and a renouned “home track” outcome for a dual Canadian racers.

After blank a initial dual weekends due to other pushing commitments, Miller returned to a Gradient Racing Acura NSX for a initial time in 2019. In a initial stint, Bectholsheimer insincere a category lead when a Wright Motorsports Porsche pitted with a cut tire.  Following a imperative mid-race array stop, co-driver Miller continued during a front, though had a quarrel on his hands perplexing to reason it. His foe was Marcelli, who finished a late assign in his Racer’s Edge NSX.  Miller was means to reason him off in a final laps, holding a checkers by a slight domain of .805 seconds to acquire a win.

The Racer’s Edge twin rebounded on Sunday, as a Canadian group outdistanced a DXDT Racing Mercedes AMG of David Askew and Ryan Dalziel by some-more than 8 seconds to revisit Victory Lane for a third uninterrupted foe weekend of a season, and extend their Pro/Am category championship lead.

Meanwhile a weekend took an engaging spin for a RealTime Racing Acura NSX, that was forced to change drivers and classes for Sunday, though warranted top-five finishes in both events.

On Saturday, a RealTime patrol finished fifth in a Pro/Am category with their unchanging motorist lineup of Dane Cameron and Bret Curtis.  However, Curtis was contending with pain from a behind injury, and following Saturday’s foe a damage forced him to come out of a automobile for Sunday’s event.

RealTime transposed Curtis with Trent Hindman, who is a unchanging in a Acura NSX GT3 run by Meyer Shank Racing in IMSA competition.  The motorist change to a Gold-rated Hindman compulsory a group to reclassify into a Pro category for Sunday’s race. Finally, nonetheless Cameron had competent on a Pro/Am pole, a group now had to start from a back of a field.

Starting motorist Hindman worked his approach by a Pro/Am margin during his stint, and after a mid-race array stop and motorist change, Cameron gained additional positions to finish fifth altogether and in a Pro class.

Next

The SRO Blancpain GT World Challenge America array subsequent journeys west to Sonoma Raceway, nearby San Francisco, California, for rounds 7 and 8 of a 14-race season, Jun 7-9.

Social media calm and video links from this weekend’s activities during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park are accessible on Facebook during (https://www.facebook.com/HondaRacingHPD) and on Twitter during (https://twitter.com/HondaRacing_HPD).

Quotes

Marc Miller (#5 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) Pro/Am category leader on Saturday: “The Acura NSX was genuine easy to expostulate today.  The final integrate of days we’ve been scratching a heads and perplexing to find speed in a car, and a group spent a night only creation a automobile better. we saw Kyle [Marcelli, using second] coming, though we consider by a time he got there, he had used adult many of his tires. we waited and afterwards was means to pull and we consider that’s what [got a win] for us.”

Kyle Marcelli (#80 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo) Pro/Am category leader on Sunday: “We are assured in a group and a apparatus though we’ve unequivocally come together and jelled as a team.  The automobile is in a honeyed mark and we design to come out here each weekend and contend for foe wins.”

Trent Hindman (#43 RealTime Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) replaced a harmed Bret Curtis for Sunday’s race: “I got a call and headed right over to a lane and we consider it was something that came together in about an hour. I’m contemptible that Bret was down and we was happy to get a call, and we conclude removing a curtsy from a team, we only wish we could have finished a small better.”

 

Blancpain GT World Challenge America

Circuit:        Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Bowmanville, Ont.
Weather:      Breezy, cool, 51 degrees F Saturday
                   Mostly sunny, mild, 62 degrees F Sunday

 

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