Toronto: Transnet Racing race report

Alex Garcia withdrew in Toronto race Toronto (Canada), July 7th, 2002. Venezuelan driver Alex Garcia, competing in the Toyota Atlantic Championship with Transnet Racing, had to retire on Lap 15 from the seventh race of the Toyota Atlantic ...

Alex Garcia withdrew in Toronto race

Toronto (Canada), July 7th, 2002. Venezuelan driver Alex Garcia, competing in the Toyota Atlantic Championship with Transnet Racing, had to retire on Lap 15 from the seventh race of the Toyota Atlantic Championship due to engine problems. The race was held on the famous Toronto street circuit.

Garcia, who qualified 22nd, started the race making an aggressive move and overtaking a couple of competitors. At the Lap 7 re-start following a yellow flag brought out by a Lap 5 accident, Garcia was able to overtake three cars going into Turn 1. Ten laps into the race he was 12th when his car began experiencing engine trouble and the team decided to stop. "The car was very good at the start of the race," Garcia said. "However, we have some challenges ahead, and we still have some handling issues, especially in the slow corners. We haven't found the exact balance between the car's set-up and my driving style, so we will work on that."

Transnet Racing Team Manager, Greg Sorrentino said: "We started the race in 22nd and we were 12th in ten laps. Later, we suffered a loss of power on lap 15 and it did not make any sense to continue and damage the engine completely, so we decided to retire the car at that point."

Transnet Racing was established in 2002 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia (USA).

Next race will be in Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday July 14th.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Garcia