Acura Automobiles: Front Row Start for Castroneves, Acura during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Posted on 07. Jul, 2019 by in Acura Canada

  • Helio Castroneves qualifies second for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Presented by Acura
  • Juan Pablo Montoya will start his Acura ARX-05 antecedent from a second quarrel after subordinate fourth
  • Acura NSX GT3 Evo’s to start third, fourth after clever subordinate runs from Trent Hindman and Bia Figueiredo

Helio Castroneves led a Acura subordinate bid during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and will start Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Presented by Acura from a outward of a front row, second, in his Acura Team Penske prototype.

In GTD, Trent Hindman continued his run of clever 2019 subordinate performances and will start third in tomorrow’s dual hour, 40-minute competition for Meyer Shank Racing in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.

Acura Team Penske ARX-05
Castroneves and contingent stick qualifier Colin Braun battled via a 15-minute antecedent subordinate session.  Each took a spin during a tip of a time sheets before a discerning spin during Turn 5 for Castroneves, in a final mins of qualifying, finished his final try during a stick run.  He will start on a outward of a front row, second, in a Acura ARX-05 he shares with Ricky Taylor.

Teammate Juan Pablo Montoya, who binds a one-point lead in a Drivers’ Championship with co-driver Dane Cameron on a strength of dual wins progressing this deteriorate during Mid-Ohio and Detroit, will start fourth in his Acura Team Penske prototype. Just four-tenths of a second distant a tip 4 qualifiers currently during CTMP.

Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo
In GTD, championship personality Hindman took his MSR Acura to third in subordinate with a time of 1:16.353, reduction than two-tenths of a second off a stick time set by Robby Foley around a quick and severe 2.459-mile CTMP highway course,

Hindman already has dual GTD poles to his credit in 6 races this season, and with co-driver Mario Farnbacher, leads a GTD Drivers’ Championship by 16 points following their win final weekend during Watkins Glen International Racecway.

Making her fourth coming – though initial subordinate run – of 2019 in a #57 NSX GT3 Evo, Figueiredo will start alongside Hindman, fourth in a automobile she shares with four-time Acura GTD race-winner Katherine Legge.

Where to watch
Live US network radio coverage from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park starts on NBC during 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Jul 7.  Complete, flag-to-flag competition coverage also will be accessible on NBCSports.com  and a NBC Sports App with NBCSN authentication.

Quotes
Helio Castroneves (#7 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) qualified second: “We unequivocally pushed [in qualifying]. The Acura Team Penske [car] was unequivocally on a limit. Unfortunately, it looks like we had a good path going, though we pushed a small too tough and unfortunately finished adult spinning out [in Turn 5].  However, a automobile felt unequivocally good, softened than it felt [here] final year for sure.  we feel most some-more assured this year as well.  It’s only a contrition we didn’t get another stick position for Acura Team Penske, though now we’ll concentration on carrying a good competition tomorrow.”

Trent Hindman (#86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) qualified third in GTD: “We have to be smarter to get on a front quarrel [in qualifying]. CTMP is an impossibly quick track, though [as a result] it is tough to pass. The Meyer Shank Racing boys always give us a good competition car, so we am not too disturbed about starting in third. It is a best we could do currently and we are already forward of where a group was final year. The Acura NSX GT3 Evo package has softened severely over a final year. We know we are good in traffic, we know we are good on a tire runs, so we will use those tomorrow.”

Bia Figueiredo (#57 Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo) qualified fourth in GTD:  “This is my initial time here during Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It’s a formidable track, with quick corners, though it has been fun removing to learn it. During a subordinate run a tires were not where we indispensable them to be means to get a No. 57 on a front row. We will have to use a whole Acura NSX GT3 Evo package to be means to make a approach by trade and have a good race. we am unequivocally vehement to get behind in a automobile tomorrow and get this competition underway!”

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