Acura Automobiles: Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge Race 1 Report

Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile highway course), Lexington, Ohio
Weather: Overcast, mild, 75 degrees F

Damp Debut for Acura TLX GT Showcases All-Wheel Drive

  • RealTime Racing Acura advances by margin as showers tumble during Mid-Ohio
  • Rain-shortened eventuality formula in 13th-place finish
  • Second foe of Mid-Ohio doubleheader weekend on Sunday

The Acura TLX GT foe automobile done an enlivening entrance in Pirelli World Challenge foe Saturday during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as RealTime Racing motorist Peter Cunningham finished 13th in a rain-shortened foe as growth work continues on a worldly chassis/engine platform.

Originally scheduled for 50 mins in duration, a large, 48-car starting margin took a start on a dry Mid-Ohio circuit, though melancholy skies shortly delivered a initial drops of sleet after only a handful of laps, and a showers fast intensified, bringing out a full-course caution. Cunningham done adult 10 positions when a yellows waved to solidify a margin on Lap 17, and as a sleet increasing in intensity, foe officials finished a foe on Lap 19.

Developed from a prolongation Acura TLX by HPD and RealTime Racing, a Acura TLX GT facilities HPD framework and aerodynamic opening tools authorized for Pirelli World Challenge competition. It is powered by a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged V6 engine, grown by HPD from a prolongation TLX, and will implement all-wheel drive, as found in Acura’s SH-AWD system.

Video News Releases from this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge and IndyCar Series movement during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course are being posted on a new, specifically combined “Honda Racing/HPD Trackside” YouTube channel constructed by a Carolinas Production Group. Headed by longtime motorsports broadcaster Rick Benjamin, CPG will be providing video highlights packages following Honda Racing/HPD events during 2014. The video packages can be found at: youtube.com/hondaracingtrackside.

The Pirelli World Challenge continues Sunday during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with a second foe of a doubleheader weekend.

Peter Cunningham (owner/driver, RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT): “The Acura TLX GT achieved good in a lass foe today. We changed adult a sequence in a early laps, underneath dry conditions, and when a sleet drops began to fall, a series of cars skated off a circuit while a all-wheel expostulate complement had a clear advantage. It’s a contrition a sleet strong and a foe was eventually red-flagged, afterwards checkered, though we’re looking brazen to some-more improvements tomorrow.”