Sanchez hoping for better fortune … & weather!

by Kriss Merchant
5 months ago
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Former GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez has his sights set on a dry weekend & better luck as the Pirelli World Challenge Championship heads for the second part of its back-to-back SprintX weekends.

The SprintX championship heads to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut this weekend as the Always Evolving / AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 team looks to rebound from last weekend’s battle at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Toronto in Canada.

Sanchez & Frankie Montecalvo were poised for an impressive result on Saturday until being struck with a penalty. Their chance to make amends on Sunday was ruined by torrential rain, which forced the postponement of the race until later this year. Sanchez said :

“We were on pole for the first race and sixth overall, in the race on Saturday we were leading the first half an hour, until the safety car pulled out & then we got a penalty as well. This made our first race very difficult and we finished fourth in class, 14th overall. I managed to do a quick lap in my stint that put us second in class & sixth overall for the second race. But weather conditions were not good. It was raining a lot & we couldn’t race anymore, so the race got postponed until later in the year. Now we’re setting our sights on Lime Rock Park this weekend and hoping for some dry weather. We will see what we can do, Lime Rock is a really tight track and there is no rest at all – I’m looking forward to it”.