Mancinelli scores second podium of the season in Saturday race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – The green flag in for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge Sprint race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park might have been delayed two hours because of fog, but it was worth the wait for Daniel Mancinelli and the TR3 Racing team.
Starting near the back of the field in the No. 31 TR3 Racing Ferrari 488 GT3, Mancinelli battled his way forward from the start of the race. The rain had continued to fall, but by the middle of the race, a dry line was forming and preserving the life of the rain tires that all the cars had started on would be a priority.
Mancinelli spent several laps trying to find a way past the second-placed Porsche of Scott Hargrove and third-placed Porsche of Michael Christensen, before both he and Christensen passed Hargrove which put Mancinelli on the podium. He finished the race in third position, collecting his second podium of the season after his victory at Long Beach.
In Sunday’s race, Mancinelli finished in sixth position.
“The battle in Saturday’s race was quite hard,” said Mancinelli. “I was quicker than Christensen, not at the beginning of the race, but in the middle I caught him and Hargrove was ahead of both of us. It was very difficult to overtake him, but when we both passed Hargrove I really began to struggle with the rain tires because the track was quite dry. I struggled a lot with the tires in the last five laps, so it was a relief to see the checkered flag and finish on the podium.
“Sunday’s race was difficult and we really struggled with the tires there as well. But anyways, we are happy to finish on the podium on Saturday and will look ahead to Road America.”
Mancinelli will compete in the next Pirelli World Challenge Sprint race at Road America on June 22-24. TR3 Racing will compete this weekend at the Sprint-X race at Lime Rock Park with drivers Wei Lu and Jeff Segal.
The television broadcast of the PWC races from CTMP will air Sunday, June 3 at 1:00 PM ET.
About TR3 Performance
TR3 Performance is the premier performance car boutique in South Florida, providing wheel, suspension and brakes to enhance the performance and safety of today’s sports cars. TR3 Performance also provides trackside support and driver coaching for drivers looking to take their first laps on track, and is a winning Pirelli World Challenge program. To learn more, visit www.tr3performance.com.