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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: CTMP

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: CTMP…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, marking the seventh round of the 2016 season.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Entries: 40 cars spread across four classes: 8 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTLM), 15 cars (GTD)


Friday, July 8 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 10:35 – 11:35 a.m.
Practice 2 – 2:55 – 3:55 p.m.

Saturday,  July 9
Practice 3 – 10:10 – 11:10 a.m.
CTSC Race – 12:25 – 2:55 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying –  3:40-5:10 p.m.

Sunday, July 10
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  11:05 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Wayne Taylor Racing (P), CORE autosport (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM), New Event (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Ricky Taylor (P), James French (PC), Nick Tandy (GTLM), New Event (GTD)

Driver Insight:  “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is my all-time favorite racetrack in North America. Last year we won the race from pole position, so it’s great turf for Porsche. The special thing about this track is that just about every corner flows into the next one without any straights in between. That poses a very special challenge and differentiates this fast circuit from most others. When the corners merge together rather than just a corner followed by a straight, it’s the driver who makes more of a difference. I like such challenges.” – Nick Tandy, Driver No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR.

Drive Times: Minimum: 60 minutes for PC Silver/Bronze drivers; 50 minutes for GTD Silver/Bronze; Maximum: None

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P and PC. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM

Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for P, PC; 50-55 minutes for GTLM

Weather: Mostly Sunny, High: 84 F, 0 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday July 10, 11 a.m. -2 p.m. ET, Live (FOX Sports 1)

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

Spotter’s Guide: Click Here

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