Just a year ago, ANSA Motorsports traveled to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada, and after an epic ontrack battle, all the way to the last lap of the Pirelli World Challenge race, won the GT-Cup class with driver Lorenzo Trefethen. This year, ANSA Motorsports returns to Canada with similar ambition, but this time the team is racing in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship with two REITER Engineering KTM X-Bow GT4s, driven by Dore Chaponick Jr. and Brett Sandberg.
The season started well for the Miami Gardens-based team of Alain Nadal and partner Patrick Otto Madsen, but car performance changes, due to the series’ BoP, did not allow the team and its drivers to perform at their peak in the last rounds raced at Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama. Since that race, the series made a new BoP positive change to the KTM X-Bow, and this week in Canada, the No. 12 and No. 13 should return to a more competitive mode than Alabama.
New Jersey racer, Sandberg, is ranked third in the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge GTS driver championship after six rounds, and his number-one goal for rounds 7 and 8 is to race hard on the challenging 2.459-mile, ten-turn road course to grab back the championship lead.
“I am excited to get back behind the wheel of the ANSA Motorsports Reiter Engineering KTM-X Bow,” Sandberg said. “After a disappointing weekend for the team at Barber, we are all excited to redeem ourselves at the infamous Mosport!”
Florida racer, Chaponick, is ranked tenth in the driver championship, and he is definitely looking for redemption and aiming for his best result of the year at CTMP.
The test day to prepare for the CTMP event is scheduled on Thursday, May 19, with two sessions at 10:20 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. Official practice for the CTMP event starts on Friday, May 20, with a single practice session at 8 a.m., followed by qualifying at 11:30 a.m. the same day. CTMP Race 1 (round 7) is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at 10:20 a.m. CTMP Race 2 (round 8) is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, at 10:15 a.m. (all Eastern Standard times).
The Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship rounds 7 and 8 at CTMP will air on CBS Sports Network, Thursday, June 2, at 8 p.m. EDT.
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