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JCR Expands into Two-Car Maserati GT4 Effort for CTMP

Fred Roberts to drive second JCR Maserati at CTMP…

Photo: Brian Cleary/

Photo: Brian Cleary/

JCR Motorsports will expand into a two-car Maserati GT4 operation, beginning with this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Jeff Courtney, who is coming off pole and a pair of second-place finishes in the team’s first GTS start of the year at Virginia International Raceway last month, will be joined by Fred Roberts, who will pilot the No. 89 entry.

“We are really excited to have Fred coming on board,” Courtney said. “He has had only one day of testing in this car so we need to help get him up to speed as quickly as possible.

“As a team, we were very happy but not surprised with the performance of our Maserati at VIR as we spent a lot of time in the off-season making our cars competitive.

“We are really looking forward to going to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park because it’s the best fit for our Maseratis on the 2017 World Challenge schedule. This is one of my favorite tracks; it’s very fast.

“We do face an additional challenge, and that is a rules adjustment for us that has added weight and ride height after our last race.

“We’re obviously disappointed in the ruling but we’re determined to make this another successful weekend, in particular at Fred’s home track in front of Canadian fans.”

Canadian Roberts, who will take part in selected PWC rounds with the team, said he’s excited to return to the wheel.

“After being away from racing for a while, I could not be happier to be coming back, especially at my home track with its great history,” Roberts said.

“Getting me up to pace will be our focus and clearly, Jeff can help me with that coming off his outstanding performance at VIR.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. seth

    May 17, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    can a Maserati GT4 do 185?

  2. JeffB

    May 19, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    The Maserati is just drop dead gorgeous. I love the lines of the car and its oh-so-Italian nose. Really happy to hear there will be another one on track.

    The Maserati Trofeo one make series was a really nice addition to the PWC headlining weekend at Road America two years ago and I’m happy to see them adding their style to the PWC grid.

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