Fort Lauderdale, Fla., (July 5, 2023) - WeatherTech Racing is headed to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Grand Prix to run at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, July 7-9.
Daniel Juncadella (Spain) and Jules Gounon (France) lead the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup standings with 33. The duo are second in the GTD Pro Championship points heading into the sixth race of the season.
The 2.45-mile, 10-turn, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport), will be another new track for Gounon and return for Juncadella. The track located 50-minutes north of Toronto is a driver and fan favorite. The elevation change, and high-speed corners reward bravery and well setup race car. The team and the No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with Mercedes-Benz of Billings, Montana support received a performance break since The Glen with a slight increase in horsepower.
“I really love the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park track,” Juncadella said. “What a track! I really can’t compare it to any European track it is so unique. It is very different, especially the first sector with its high-speed corners. We will work with the WeatherTech Racing/Proton team to get the WeatherTech Mercedes-AMG maximized for the race on Sunday.
“We received some help with a little additional horsepower, we will see what difference it will make.”
Gounon, like The Glen, will be learning another new IMSA track.
“My process to learn new tracks is that I go on the SIM and I drive different cars,” Gounon said. “I’ll take laps in a GT3, GT4, and a GTP to see where there are passing opportunities, where it is not possible to pass, and where I will get passed. My dad (Jean-Marc) drove there in a Lola BMW back in the day. He said it was one of the best tracks, very fast and fun to drive. I think it looks a little like Zandvoort, very fast, and unforgiving with limited runoff areas. I am looking forward to learning another new track.”
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Grand Prix will be televised live on NBC starting at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday.