MPL rounds 8 & 9 at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres GP3R

Back in Canada for another two rounds of the Mazda Prototype Lites series presented by Cooper Tire.  This time at the historic Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres GP3R.  The series got to be a headliner along side Canadian NASCAR.  The only street circuit of the year was to bring a tough challenge in a wide and long prototype car.  Another track for me to learn without any testing was also gonna be a mountain to climb.  Both practices were cut short with cars crashing around the track, but I managed to get a good feel for the circuit itself.  Started the first race in P5, and had a killer start driving all the way up to third by the end of the first lap.  I got into a battle with a competitor early in the going.  The driver made a very late move and drove into the back of my car spinning me round at the hairpin.  I struggled to get under way again and unfortunately finished P9 a lap down.  The only good news was that I set fast lap of the race. We started P5 again for the second race, and after a confusing start I found myself in third again.  A late yellow created a restart and I lost a position.  On the final lap a lapped competitor lost control in front of me and drove straight into the barrier, having no options I followed suit.  Both of us were fine, except some bruised egos.  The picture left top shows the force of the impact with his rear wing upright lodging itself into my nose cone.  We finished P5 somehow, so it could have been worse.  Looking forward to my home event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.