Testing started on Friday for the #53 BMW M235iR for this event. With the car being dialed in, lap times became quicker and consistent. With some minor setup changes, we were ready to get the weekend started.
On Saturday morning RMP Competizione BMW’s #53, #81, #288, and #1 were ready to grid. The warm-up session showed that each car was performing well and were ready for the qualifying session. BMW #53 Rocco Marciello and #81 Michael DelleDonne qualified well in the GT2 category placing them in 7th and 8th in class out of 40 cars on the grid. #1 Ali Nasirpour in his S54 E36 qualified 2nd in class and #288 Johannes Tjiang 4th in GT3.
The GT2 races went well, #53 Rocco Marciello had great racing with much higher hp cars and made some excellent passes.Rocco made it up to 3rd when his M235iR overheated causing limp mode.
Due to the issue Rocco had to enter the pit lane for a cool down, after a pit stop Rocco was able to re enter the race and finish one position behind team mate Michael.
In GT3 2016 Champion Ali Nasirpour had a excellent race holding off all his competition and finishing 1st.
The weekend had its share of incidents and breakdowns that caused full course yellows. Sadly #288 Johannes was caught up in an incident that ended his race early. We are glad that he is OK and the car will be repaired and ready for the next race.
The next and final event of 2017 will be held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park once again for the Celebration of Motorsport. The final championship positions will be posted after the event!
As always we would like to say thank you to all our sponsors.