OAK Racing’s Gustavo Yacaman completed a dominant racing weekend by driving his Nissan-powered Morgan prototype to a trifecta of fastest qualifying lap, fastest race lap and, along with co-driver Olivier Pla, a comfortable race win at the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports in Bowmanville, Ontario.
After finishing third at Detroit and second at Watkins Glen International in the two most recent TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races, OAK Racing came to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park looking to step up to the top of the victory podium.
It was a session of “firsts” for Alex Brundle. In his first visit to Watkins Glen International, he won his first career TOTAL Pole Award, and the first for OAK Racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. This weekend also marks the first time an LM P2 car will race at Watkins Glen.
The OAK Racing Nissan-Morgan was impressively fast on the challenging 3.52-mile street course at Belle Isle, but it seemed there was little the team could do to upend the Corvette Daytona Prototypes running 1-2-3 on their home track in Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC) race.
After the long 24 and 12-hour endurance races at Daytona and Sebring, which also count towards the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the OAK Racing team is about to take part in the first sprint event of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
The No. 42 OAK Racing Nissan-Morgan driven by Alex Brundle, Olivier Pla and Gustavo Yacaman brought home a fourth-place finish in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the second round of the Tudor United Sportscar Championship.
Both the Muscle Milk – Pickett Racing Nissan ORECA and the OAK Racing Nissan Morgan looked to match the pace of the Daytona Prototypes in the first three practice sessions for the Sebring 12-hour on Thursday.
Nissan PlayStation GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough received the biggest news of his career earlier this week with the announcement that he will contest Formula One feeder series, GP3 in 2014. Now the young star is also set to make his North American race debut.
1/24 - 1/26 Rolex 24 at Daytona
3/14 - 3/15 Mobile 1 12 Hours of Sebring
4/12 Grand Prix of Long Beach
5/3 - 5/4 Continental Tire Sports Car Festival
5/31 The Raceway at Belle Isle Park
6/7 Kansas Speedway
6/28 - 6/29 Sahlen's 6 Hours of The Glen
7/12 - 7/13 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
7/25 Brickyard Grand Prix
8/9 - 8/10 Road America
8/23 - 8/24 Virginia International Raceway
9/20 Circuit of the Americas
10/3 - 10/4 Petit Le Mans