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Hyundai Race Team takes First Place at Toronto Toronto Ontario, May 19, 2010. G1 Racing celebrated their first win in Toronto this weekend as Sasha Anis stormed to First Place finish in the ...

Hyundai Race Team takes First Place at Toronto

Toronto Ontario, May 19, 2010. G1 Racing celebrated their first win in Toronto this weekend as Sasha Anis stormed to First Place finish in the #87 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The team had been running strong all weekend, qualifying third on Friday and taking second place on Saturday's qualifying race.

Although the team had a challenging weekend managing engines and suspension issues, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has clearly demonstrated it's performance capabilities this weekend. Starting second on the grid, Sasha Anis briefly took the lead but Nick Wittmer in the Lombardi Honda was able to squeeze past. However, halfway through the race, Sasha Anis was able to capitalize on the strength of the car and regain first position. He then clearly held the position and won by a comfortable margin.

Sasha Anis said "It's just crazy but wonderful. We thought that we would be in this position by the end of the year and we're already here with a win. Now we need to work on reliability and development but it's a fantastic day for us."

Team Owner Bob Attrell who was driving the #88 Autotrader Hyundai also commented: "It's not only a first for the team, but the first win for the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in North America professional road racing. It's been a very successful weekend for us. Sasha has done an amazing job driving the car."

The G1 Racing team have steadily progressed over the past few races, moving up the ranks to top ten places and now on top of the podium. With this historic win at one of Canada's most prestigious events, the team is looking forward to repeating the performance at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres August 13-15.

-source: g1 racing

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Series General
Drivers Nick Wittmer , Sasha Anis