Circuit: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile highway course), Lexington, Ohio
Weather: Mostly sunny, warm, humid, 77 degrees F
Early Race Contact Blunts Acura TLX GT Effort Sunday during Mid-Ohio
- RealTime Racing Acura gains 6 positions in opening laps
- Contact after a restart and ensuing array stop infer costly
- Continuing growth formula in augmenting speed via a weekend
The Acura TLX GT foe automobile continued to urge Sunday during a Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, relocating serve adult a margin in a second foe of a Pirelli World Challenge doubleheader, until hit while fighting for 10th place forced motorist Peter Cunningham to an unscheduled array stop, and an unrepresentative 19th-place finish.
Unlike Saturday’s rain-shortened opener, Sunday’s 50-minute timed eventuality ran underneath balmy skies and comfortable temperatures. Starting 19th in a 44-car field, Cunningham fast done adult 6 positions in his RealTime Racing Acura, when a multi-car pile-up in Turn 3 on a second path brought out a initial of dual full-course cautions. On a restart, while attempting to pierce into a tip 10, hit from another aspirant sent a Acura fast off course, and afterwards to array line for a discerning repairs inspection.
Cunningham fast rejoined a race, though was now one path down on a leaders. The Acura ran problem-free for a rest of a contest, with Cunningham’s path times display nearby consistent improvement, as a maestro racer incited his fastest path of a weekend in a final path of a race.
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. 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 resumes Aug 22-24 with another doubleheader weekend during a Raceway during Sonoma, located only north of San Francisco, California.
Peter Cunningham (owner/driver, RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT): “The Acura TLX GT achieved good all weekend, generally deliberation that this was a initial event to contest opposite this considerable Pirelli World Challenge GT field. The TLX gets faster with each lap. In fact, a final path of today’s foe was a fastest of a weekend! Thanks for a good pursuit from everybody during RealTime Racing and HPD for a plain debut.”