WITTMER BROTHERS NET A PODIUM IN MOSPORT Mosport, Ontario.-- Kuno and Nick Wittmer teamed up in their I-Moto Acura and took to their favorite track, Mosport International Raceway. After a flawless race, they earned their second podium of the...
WITTMER BROTHERS NET A PODIUM IN MOSPORT
Mosport, Ontario.-- Kuno and Nick Wittmer teamed up in their I-Moto Acura and took to their favorite track, Mosport International Raceway. After a flawless race, they earned their second podium of the year after Daytona. Nick qualified in 9th place and gave his older brother a very good car after his 90-minute stint. Kuno came in fourth overall but the team was awarded third place after a competitor was disqualified. One race wasn't enough and Kuno raced a Lombardi Racing Honda in the Castrol touring championship to fourth place on Saturday and second on Sunday. Nick had his way in the second Lombardi car on Sunday: starting from last on the 36-car grid because he had no qualifying time, he charged to a satisfying 7th overall. They agreed their weekend was a token of appreciation for their father.
"We'll give the hardware to our father Patrik, agreed both brothers. He has been instrumental in our careers and he is still our best fan. We owe him a lot."
"We ran the wheels off our cars this weekend, added Kuno. We gave it our best shot but some cars are so powerful, there is little we can do. They come with turbos or all-wheel drive while we have to run an almost production car. On a track like Mosport, they just run away on the back stretch. But we will leave this for the officials to look after that."
Good outings in Castrol series
"I'm so proud of this Lombardi team, claimed Kuno. This is my second double header with them and they keep improving. We were again underpowered to the winners but a fourth and a second are not bad at all. I think we still have some time left in the setup and under the hood but I truly think we can win some races with that Lombardi machine." Nick Wittmer on the other hand entered his maiden round on Sunday. "I was starting from behind and had no pressure, he said. So, I did my best and it turned into a seventh overall. I agree with Kuno, these cars are quick and fun. Hope I can get another shot sometime this season."
In the standings, Kuno is now in second place in the Koni Challenge.
Next stop : Mid-Ohio
The schedule doesn't give the Wittmer brothers much time for holidays. They head for Mid-Ohio this coming weekend. Kuno will be back in his #44 Realtime Acura on a track this team calls home. He will try to forget his bad outing at Watkins Glen where he finished 9th and slipped into second place in the standings. Both brothers will team up with their regular partners in the next round of the Koni Challenge, Nick with I-Moto driver owner Glen Bocchino and Kuno with Peter Cunningham.