2016 SportsCar Grand Prix

The 2016 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix was a professional sports car racing event held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario on July 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2016.[1] The race was the seventh round of the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the event marked the 31st IMSA sanctioned sports car race held at the facility.

2016SportsCarGrandPrixLogo.jpg

Race backgroundEdit

For 2016, the WeatherTech Championship race featured all four classes, Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and the GT Daytona (GTD) for the first time since the 2013 edition of the Grand Prix.[2] The weekend also included races for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Mazda Prototype Lites, the Global MX-5 Cup and the Nissan Micra Cup.[3]

ReportEdit

Race summaryEdit

The race was won overall by Eric Curran and Dane Cameron, driving a Chevrolet Corvette DP for Action Express Racing. They finished ahead of the Action Express Racing sister car of João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, while the podium was completed by Ricky and Jordan Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing. In sixth place overall, CORE Autosport won the Prototype Challenge class with drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun, while the GT Le Mans honors were taken by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in the Ford GT in fourteenth place overall. The GT Daytona class was won by Bret Curtis and Jens Klingmann in the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Race resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P 31   Action Express Racing   Eric Curran
  Dane Cameron
Coyote Chevrolet Corvette DP C 125
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
2 P 5   Action Express Racing   João Barbosa
  Christian Fittipaldi
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 125
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
3 P 10   Wayne Taylor Racing   Ricky Taylor
  Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 125
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
4 P 90   VisitFlorida.com Racing   Ryan Dalziel
  Marc Goossens
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 125
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
5 P 70   Mazda Motorsports   Joel Miller
  Tom Long
Lola B08/80 C 125
Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo
6 PC 54   CORE Autosport   Jon Bennett
  Colin Braun
Oreca FLM09 C 123
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
7 PC 8   Starworks Motorsport   Alex Popow
  Renger van der Zande
Oreca FLM09 C 123
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
8 PC 52   PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports   Robert Alon
  Tom Kimber-Smith
Oreca FLM09 C 123
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
9 PC 38   Performance Tech   James French
  Kyle Marcelli
Oreca FLM09 C 123
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
10 PC 85   JDC-Miller MotorSports   Misha Goikhberg
  Stephen Simpson
Oreca FLM09 C 122
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
11 P 60   Michael Shank Racing w/Curb-Agajanian   John Pew
  Oswaldo Negri, Jr.
Ligier JS P2 C 122
Honda HR35TT 3.5 Turbo V6
12 PC 20   BAR1 Motorsports   Matt McMurry
  Johnny Mowlem
Oreca FLM09 C 122
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
13 P 0   Panoz DeltaWing Racing   Katherine Legge
  Sean Rayhall
DeltaWing DWC 13 C 121
Élan 1.9 L Turbo I4
14 GTLM 67   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Ryan Briscoe
  Richard Westbrook
Ford GT M 119
Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6
15 GTLM 4   Corvette Racing   Oliver Gavin
  Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 119
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
16 PC 88   Starworks Motorsport   Mark Kvamme
  Richard Bradley
Oreca FLM09 C 119
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
17 GTLM 3   Corvette Racing   Antonio García
  Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 119
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
18 GTLM 25   BMW Team RLL   Bill Auberlen
  Dirk Werner
BMW M6 GTLM M 119
BMW 4.4 L V8
19 GTLM 66   Ford Chip Ganassi Racing   Joey Hand
  Dirk Müller
Ford GT M 119
Ford 3.5 L EcoBoost V6
20 GTLM 912   Porsche North America   Earl Bamber
  Frédéric Makowiecki
Porsche 911 RSR M 119
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21 GTLM 62   Risi Competizione   Giancarlo Fisichella
  Toni Vilander
Ferrari 488 GTE M 119
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
22 GTLM 911   Porsche North America   Patrick Pilet
  Nick Tandy
Porsche 911 RSR M 119
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
23 GTD 96   Turner Motorsport   Bret Curtis
  Jens Klingmann
BMW M6 GT3 C 116
BMW 4.4 L V8
24 GTD 6   Stevenson Motorsports   Robin Liddell
  Andrew Davis
Audi R8 LMS C 116
Audi 5.2 L V10
25 GTD 48   Paul Miller Racing   Bryan Sellers
  Madison Snow
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 116
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
26 GTD 63   Scuderia Corsa   Christina Nielsen
  Alessandro Balzan
Ferrari 488 GT3 C 116
Ferrari F154CB 3.9 L V8
27 GTD 16   Change Racing   Spencer Pumpelly
  Corey Lewis
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 116
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
28 GTD 73   Park Place Motorsports   Patrick Lindsey
  Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 116
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
29 GTD 22   Alex Job Racing   Cooper MacNeil
  Leh Keen
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 115
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30 GTD 27   Dream Racing   Cédric Sbirrazzuoli
  Fabio Babini
Lamborghini Huracán GT3 C 115
Lamborghini 5.2 L V10
31 GTD 9   Stevenson Motorsports   Lawson Aschenbach
  Matt Bell
Audi R8 LMS C 114
Audi 5.2 L V10
32 GTD 44   Magnus Racing   John Potter
  Andy Lally
Audi R8 LMS C 112
Audi 5.2 L V10
33 GTD 33   Riley Motorsports   Ben Keating
  Jeroen Bleekemolen
Dodge Viper GT3-R C 110
Dodge 8.3 L V10
34 GTLM 100   BMW Team RLL   John Edwards
  Lucas Luhr
BMW M6 GTLM M 108
BMW 4.4 L V8
35 GTD 23   Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing   Mario Farnbacher
  Alex Riberas
Porsche 911 GT3 R C 106
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
36 P 55   Mazda Motorsports   Jonathan Bomarito
  Tristan Nunez
Mazda Prototype C 60
Mazda MZ2.0T 2.0 L I4 Turbo
37 GTD 97   Turner Motorsport   Michael Marsal
  Markus Palttala
BMW M6 GT3 C 34
BMW 4.4 L V8
Source: [11]

MediaEdit

TelevisionEdit

The race was broadcast live by Fox Sports on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and on Fox Sports Racing in Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.[12] The event was televised internationally by FOX Sports Latin America, Motors TV in Europe, and Fox Sports Asia.

IMSA SportsCar Championship on Fox Sports
Booth Announcers Pit reporters
Announcer Greg Creamer Jamie Howe
Justin Bell
Color Calvin Fish

RadioEdit

The race was broadcast by IMSA Radio with announcers John Hindhaugh and Jeremy Shaw calling the race on IMSA.tv and radiolemans.com, and simulcast on Sirius channel 106 satellite radio and on 90.7 FM at the track.

IMSA Radio
Booth Announcers Pit reporters
Announcer John Hindhaugh Shea Adam
Color Jeremy Shaw

Support race resultsEdit

CTSC Prototype Lites MX-5 Cup Nissan Micra Cup
GS   Scott Maxwell
  Billy Johnson
Race 1   Clark Toppe   Nikko Reger   Xavier Coupal
ST   Sarah Cattaneo
  Owen Trinkler
Race 2   Austin Versteeg   Mark Drennan   Olivier Bedard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IMSA announces schedule for 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar season". Fox Sports. August 8, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  2. ^ Dagys, John (August 8, 2015). "2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Schedule Released". sportscar365.com. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Chalmers, Ryan (November 17, 2015). "CTMP unveils 2015 major events schedule". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved June 23, 2016.
  4. ^ Dagys, John (July 10, 2016). "Action Express Racing takes 1-2 at Mosport". Fox Sports. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  5. ^ DiZinno, Tony (July 10, 2016). "IMSA: Action Express Corvette DP, Ford double up again at CTMP". NBC Sports. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  6. ^ McDonald, Norris (July 10, 2016). "Cameron, Curran win Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix". The Toronto Star. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Action Express Corvettes dominate Canadian IMSA race". Autoweek. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  8. ^ DeGroot, Nick (July 10, 2016). "Cameron, Curran earn first win of the season at CTMP". Motorsport.com. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  9. ^ Pruett, Marshall (July 10, 2016). "IMSA: Action Express, Ford rule in Canada". Racer.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Cole Smith, Steven (July 11, 2016). "Action Express Racing Corvette DP wins at CTMP". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Race Unofficial Results by Class" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. July 10, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "IMSA: 2016 TV schedules for WeatherTech Championship and Continental Tire Challenge announced". Racer.com. January 21, 2016. Archived from the original on June 12, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016.

External linksEdit

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
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6 Hours of Watkins Glen
2016 season Next race:
Northeast Grand Prix