Team has run well at track in past.
Following a hard push, Bentley Team Dyson Racing returns this weekend in full strength to the Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, a venue that has brought the team great success in the past.
"Over the years our team has always run strongly at this track, and I expect we will this weekend as well," said Rob Dyson, the team's founder and CEO, noting the five race wins and five pole-position starts Dyson Racing has scored at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. "The new owners have changed the name of the track from Mosport and made lots of positive changes to the supporting infrastructure. But the actual track is the same as always - fast, flowing and challenging. From a driver's perspective, it's not for the faint of heart."
Driver Chris Dyson, a pole and race winner at the track when it hosted the American Le Mans Series, says it's one of his favorite circuits, and one that's well suited to the Continental GT3. "I've always loved racing there. It's very fast with lots of natural-terrain elevation changes," he said. "The Bentley is great in fast corners and that will be a huge advantage at this track," noting that the Continental GT3 has good acceleration and makes excellent downforce at high speeds, a major advantage at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, where most of the turns are either fast or very fast.
Addressing the specifics of the circuit, Dyson said "Turn 2 is fast, over a slight crest and off-camber, so you have to get it exactly right or the consequences can be severe." Dyson also noted "the run uphill from Turns 5 & 6 (which are really one turn and the only slow part of the track) leads onto the back straightaway over a blind crest. Blasting uphill there and through the esses before pit straight is a thrill every lap. The circuit is one of those rare places where every corner seems more exciting than the last one! As road racing circuits go, there are none quite like this place."