BOWMANVILLE, Ont. Canada, (July 7, 2018) - WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill.) and Jeff Segal (Miami, Fla.) will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) ninth tomorrow.
MacNeil had the wheel of the No. 63 WeatherTech Racing Ferrari for the 15-minute qualifying session this afternoon. Under sunny skies and 70°F, perfect weather at the 2.4-mile, 10-turn track located 40-minutes north of Toronto, he was able to post a time of 1:17.027 that will have him starting from the fifth row in GTD for tomorrow’s 2 p.m. ET start.
“The car felt pretty good in qualifying,” MacNeil said. “The times are close throughout the GTD grid, except for the top two. The WeatherTech Ferrari is the best it has been all weekend, so good job by the Scuderia Corsa guys. We continue to work hard. We have a good race set-up on the car and we will put our strategy to work and see how it plays out.”
“We are making the most of what we have,” Segal said. “The balance of the Scuderia Corsa prepared Ferrari is reasonable. We are finding that we aren’t the fastest, but we aren’t miles off. The struggle is keeping the tires under the car. Not from lack of effort by the team. The team know how’s to set-up the WeatherTech Ferrari. We are starting to show the results of the success ballast we are carrying. On these long duration corners we are just bleeding valuable time. Cooper did a great job to maximize everything in qualifying. Right now, we are fighting for the best of the rest medal.”
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be televised, delayed, Sunday, July 8, starting at 4 p.m. ET on FS1.