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

  • Dane Cameron qualifies Acura ARX-05 antecedent second
  • Alvaro Parente qualifies his Acura NSX GT3 sixth in parsimonious GTD field
  • Record-setting subordinate runs break existent outlines for second uninterrupted race

BOWMANVILLE, ON, Canada – As during Watkins Glen International Raceway final week, path annals and intensely tighten subordinate times were a sequence of a day currently during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, as Dane Cameron competent his Acura ARX-05 antecedent second in credentials for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.  More path annals were set in a GTD category, as Alvaro Parente competent sixth in his Acura NSX GT3.

Acura Team Penske Prototype
Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron battled CORE Autosport’s Colin Braun for subordinate honors, as all 12 prototypes in a margin bettered a existent Canadian Tire Motorsports Park path record. 

At a finish of a 15-minute session, Cameron competent second in a #6 Acura ARX-05 he shares with Juan Pablo Montoya, usually over two-tenths of a second off Braun’s stick time.  Qualifying a #7 Acura, Helio Castroneves rebounded from a pile-up in use on Friday to record a sixth-fastest time around a challenging, 2.459-mile highway course.

Meyer Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3
In GTD, a Meyer Shank Racing #86 Acura NSX GT3 of Alvaro Parente and Katherine Legge mislaid lane time in use due to a quivering emanate and fell behind with a team’s setup program.  Parente competent a unsatisfactory sixth as a result.  As in prototype, a tip 6 GTD qualifiers
bettered a existent path record in a class.

Parente’s subordinate time was reduction than two-tenths of a second slower than a championship opposition Lamborghini of Bryan Sellers. Legge trails Sellers and co-driver Madison Snow by usually a singular championship indicate streamer into tomorrow’s two-hour, 40-minute race.  Justin Marks competent 10th in a typically parsimonious GTD margin in a #93 MSR Acura he will share with Lawson Aschenbach.

Dane Cameron (driver, #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) qualified second: “I consider we have a unequivocally clever car.  Every lane [in a series] we go to has opposite strengths and weaknesses for opposite cars, and this seems to be another lane [like Watkins Glen final week] where a LMP2 cars have a slight edge.  But we’ve been unequivocally happy, and unequivocally fast, all weekend.  Acura Team Penske has been doing a unequivocally good pursuit lately. Our array stops are good and all is entrance together.  we consider we’re in good figure for a race.”

Where to watch a Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix
The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix starts during 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, Jul 8, with same-day radio coverage on Fox Sports 1, during 4 p.m. EDT.  Live coverage during 2 p.m. is accessible on a Fox Sports Go app.

Fans can listen to audio explanation around, and Sirius XM Radio; and follow a competition live around in-car cameras, IMSA Radio and timing scoring accessible worldwide on and a IMSA mobile device App.

Video recaps from this weekend’s Acura Motorsports racing activities during Canadian Tire Motorsports Park – as good as Honda Racing IndyCar Series movement from Iowa Speedway –  will be posted on a “Honda Racing/HPD” YouTube channel. Produced by a Carolinas Production Group, a video packages can be found in a 2017 HPD Trackside Video Playlist at:

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Circuit:       Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (2.459-mile highway course) Bowmanville, ON, Canaada
Weather:     Sunny, mild, 76 degrees F

Top-6 Prototype Qualifying Results:
  Ps.       Class                  Drivers                                                         Team                                Chassis                              Time/Notes              
   1.        Prototype            Colin Braun / Jonathan Bennett           CORE Autosport              ORECA 07 Gibson                1:06.315 [new record]
   2.        Prototype          Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya  Acura Team Penske        Acura ARX-05                  +0.225 seconds
   3.        Prototype            Simon Trummer/ Robert Alon           JDC Miller Motorsports        ORECA 07 Gibson             1:06.841
   4.        Prototype            Renger Van Der Zande / Jordan Taylor Wayne Taylor Racing         Cadillac DPi VR                1:07.093
   5.        Prototype            Harry Tincknell / Jonathan Bomarito         Mazda Team Joest         Mazda RT24P                    1:07.109
   6.        Prototype          Ricky Taylor / Helio Castroneves            Acura Team Penske     Acura ARX-05                  1:07.272

Top-6 GTD Qualifying Results:
  Ps.       Class                  Drivers                                                         Team                                Chassis                              Time/Notes              
   1.        GTD                    Jack Hawksworth / David H. Hansson / 3   GT Racing                       Lexus RC F GT3               1:15.581 [new record]
   2.        GTD                    Kyle Marcelli / Dominik Baumann             3 GT Racing                     Lexus RC F GT3               +0.439 seconds
   3.        GTD                    Bryan Sellers / Madison Show                   Paul Miller Racing           Lamborghini Huracan        1:16.386
   4.        GTD                    Jeroen Bleekemolen/ Ben Keating              Riley Motorsports            Mercedes AMG GT3         1:16.417   
   5.        GTD                    Wolf Henzler / Michael Schein                   Wright Motorsports         Porsche 911 GT3R            1:16.545   
   6.        GTD                    Alvaro Parente / Katherine Legge          Meyer Shank Racing     Acura NSX GT3                1:16.554
 10.        GTD                    Lawson Aschenbach / Justin Marks     Meyer Shank Racing     Acura NSX GT3                1:17.693


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