KUNO WITTMER SETTLES FOR 7TH AT LIME ROCK Lime Rock Park, Connecticut.-- Kuno Wittmer made up for a difficult weekend when he settled for a rewarding 7th place after 44 laps of the quick Lime Rock Park racetrack on Memorial Holiday. He...
KUNO WITTMER SETTLES FOR 7TH AT LIME ROCK
Lime Rock Park, Connecticut.-- Kuno Wittmer made up for a difficult weekend when he settled for a rewarding 7th place after 44 laps of the quick Lime Rock Park racetrack on Memorial Holiday. He started the third round of the Speed World Challenge from 13th place and made up his way to 9th place within a few laps. He was unable to pass for most of the race but finalle moved up to 7th by the time the race was checkered. The Montreal-born driver now sits fifth in the standings, only seven points away from third. Next round will be a double header at the famous Watkins Glen facility in New-York.
''We spent most of the weekend looking for the proper setup, admitted Wittmer. Lime Rock is such a fast track and there so little room to overtake that you need to be perfect. I had my worst qualifying this year and had to start from mid-pack. Early in the race, I moved four positions and, in so doing, I got the third best lap in the race. Then, we decided to team up, Peter (Cunningham), Brandon (Davis) and I, and work our way through the field but there was a slower car ahead we couldn't pass. I think I had a podium car but we had to just cruise along the rest of the 44 laps. I finally moved into 7th when Brandon went off track in the penultimate lap.."
" I still earn good points with that result and nurse fifth place in the standings but within striking distance from third (seven points). Next, we travel to a race track I like very much: the Glen. This is the kind of facility that will be more suitable for our #44 Realtime Racing Acura."
Nick DNFs again in Grand-Am
This was the only time in the season where both Wittmer brothers were racing in their own series at the same race track. But the fifth round for Nick Wittmer did not provide a reason to cheer about. Teammate Glen Bocchino started from 15th place but was only twelve laps into the 2h45 hours race when the engine blew up. "I never got a chance to sit in the car, said the younger brother, but these things happen. The I-Moto Acura TSX is always fast and reliable and we will have to look what went wrong inside the engine. The car was very good and I had the second best time in the morning practice. The next round of the Grand-Am ST class Koni Challenge will take place in two weeks at Mosport, my favourite track where many rounds of the Honda Challenge were held."
Kuno Wittmer will enter in the fourth round of the Speed World Challenge in two weeks at Watkins Glen while brother Nick will have to wait one more week before taking to the track at Mosport in Canada. They enjoy the support of Journal de Montreal, The Montreal Gazette, Les Conseillers F.I.E.R., ICI/Mirroir, Dr. Tint, Bomar, Data Start, Uniformes Vittorio, Honda de Sigi and Honda Ste-Rose.