Circuit: Sonoma Raceway (2.385-mile highway course) Sonoma, CA
Weather: Mostly sunny, mild, 75 degrees F
Start-Line Collision Ends Acura TLX GT Effort during Sonoma
- Stall during foe start formula in hit from behind
- Damage to framework and cessation army withdrawal
- Will lapse to foe after repairs, improvements
A collision, only moments after a start, finished a foe weekend for a Acura TLX GT in a Pirelli World Challenge eventuality Saturday during Sonoma Raceway in California. The ensuing repairs to a RealTime Racing Acura was too serious to correct trackside, and a group was forced to repel from Sunday’s second foe of a scheduled weekend doubleheader.
Driver Peter Cunningham competent a TLX 21st in a large, 44-car starting field. But, after completing a gait path and backing adult for a station start employed in a Pirelli World Challenge, Cunningham stalled as he expelled a clutch, and a Acura was roughly immediately struck from behind by a Aston Martin GT4 driven by Santiago Creel. Neither motorist was harmed in a ensuing complicated contact, though both cars were out 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 Sonoma Raceway are being posted on a 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 2014 Pirelli World Challenge concludes Sep 12-13 with a final doubleheader foe weekend during a Raceway during Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.
Peter Cunningham (owner/driver, RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT): “It was my fault. For whatever reason, a automobile stalled when we expelled a clutch. I substantially expelled it too quickly. I’ve never stalled during a [start] line before, and we’ve never had purchase issues with a Acura TLX, so we’ll have to go behind and examination the starting procedure, and make certain it never happens again. we feel bad for everybody during RealTime Racing and HPD. To have the foe finish like this is unsatisfactory for all involved.”