Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Gianmarco’s first Canadian appearance in over 8 years after his European tour shows promising results in Race 1 of the Porsche GT3 series at the Toronto Indy. “The downtown streets of Toronto surrounding Exhibition Place provided a unique backdrop for the drivers and teams of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama as they took to the circuit Saturday for the first of two weekend races.”
“Hargrove hasn’t been the only dominant force this year. Roman De Angelis hadn’t missed a beat leading into this weekend, taking every pole and win thus far for Mark Motors in the No. 78. But that all changed today at the hands of newcomer Gianmarco Raimondo in the No. 76 of GT Racing.
Raimondo grabbed the lead on the very first lap, but wasn’t exactly clear of De Angelis who kept stalking for the better part of the race. Slowly reeling Raimondo back in, De Angelis went for a pass on Lap 23 as the pair approached Turn 3. Slight side-to-side contact resulted in the pair briefly spinning off course into the runoff, but immediately returning to the fray.
Demonstrating the acuity of a veteran, rookie De Angelis continued valiantly, but never got a shot at another pass, giving up the win to Raimondo. It was the end of De Angelis’ perfect season as the rookie took the second spot on the podium alongside the newcomer.”
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Schedule (all times ET):
Round 2: 1:40 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Sunday, July 16 – Will be streamed live on IMSA.tv
Live timing: All on-track sessions at scoring.imsa.com and on the official IMSA App for iOS
Twitter: Live text commentary from all sessions at @IMSALive
TV/Live Streaming: Race two will streamed live on IMSA.tv. The race weekend will be aired on TSN on Saturday, July 29 at 2 p.m. It will run on RDS2 on Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m. and finally on Motorsport.com on Saturday, August 12 at 9:00 p.m.