Eight AMR crews make their way north to IMSAs date at Canadian Tires Motorsport Park

Saturday, July 06, 2024


Like the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship just posted, the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series runners are also back in action next weekend from the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as the sixth round of their ten-part season.

Unlike their last round from Watkins Glen however, that last round nine Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 entry list has been cut for this round with just six (mainly full season entries) being listed amongst the thirty-five strong entry including twenty-three GS (GT4) runners.

Whilst the four-hour round from Watkins Glen did see several Aston Martin’s fall by the wayside, it was rewarding as the #46 Team TGM car of Paul Holton and Matt Plumb secured their first overall race win togther with the #88 Archangel AMR of Todd Coleman and Aaron Telitz also securing their second success podium in third amongst another 1-2 within the sub–Bronze Cup class for the #82 Ruckus Racing with Van Der Steur and #64 Team TGM crews respectively.

All those crews return although the #19 Van Der Steur AMR Vantage GT4 again sees Valentin Hasse-Clot away on WEC duty with D’Station Racing so his position alongside Rory Van Der Steur is taken by Aussie Scott Andrews.

Other changes sees Scott Blind pair up with just Andrew Davis within his #45 car as he prepares himself for another Michelin Pilot Challenge VP Racing Sportscar Challenge double header at the weekend.

The final AMR pairing will be the #71 Rebel Rock Racing crew of Frank DePew and Robin Liddell within the MPC event and DePew within his other #72 AMR entry for the two races of the VPRSCC.

After the five rounds so far, Matt Plumb leads the overall Drivers Championship standing having been partnered by Owen Trinkler and Paul Holton so far this season (Holton presently in P4) with both DePew and Liddell in sixth whilst Hugh Plumb and Ted Giovanis lead the Bronze Cup Champiosnhip table by a considerable margin from the chasing pack.

Track action again starts on Friday with Free Practice before Qualifying and race one of VPRSCC and the Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday. The second race of the VPRSCC will be after the main IMSA race on Sunday.

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