The MINI JCW Team has released their official CTMP race recap.
Derek Jones qualified the No 73 MINI in P5 with a lap time of 1:33.329. He and Pombo kept the car in the top 10 during the entire race, running fast laps of 1:33.991 and 1:33.706, respectively. Pombo brought the MINI to the checkered flag in 4th position, running tight to the leaders in a very competitive ST class.
Round five of the CTSC season also saw the No 37 MINI run as high as P2 with James Vance behind the wheel. Vance joined Ethan Low to pilot the No 37, switching from the No 52 car he’d shared with Ramin Abdolvahabi for the first four races of 2016. Vance also changed his driving sequence, qualifying and starting the race, instead of taking the closing stint, as he had done in previous races.
Vance qualified the No 37 MINI in 7th position, with a lap time of 1:33.449. He took the car as high as P2 in his stint, with a fast lap of 1:33.854. “After running up front at Watkins Glen, it was an honor to take the MINI back to the top of the field at Mosport,” said Vance. “The car was really quick, and we were able to be very competitive in a really tough class.”
To read the full race recap click here. And don’t forget to check out our very own recap here. And lastly, if you didn’t get to watch the race, make sure you do, this event has the most MINI coverage of any to date.