Narrow Victory for Wayne Taylor Racing at CTMP

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Wayne Taylor Racing‘s Jordan Taylor skilfully held off an attacking Dane Cameron throughout the last few minutes of the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today.

The #10 WTR Corvette DP of brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor started the race from pole position but slipped down the order following the first round of pit stops.

The pair struggled to regain their lead until the closing stages of the race, when the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP, which was leading at the time, was forced to make a late ‘splash and dash’ pitstop with 10 minutes remaining of the 2h40 race.

This severely compromised Dane Cameron and Eric Curran‘s race, with their 30 second lead obliterated by a slow stop.

Exiting the pitlane, Cameron found himself 1.5 seconds behind Jordan Taylor, who was on worn rubber and a deteriorating fuel supply. The Action Express Driver, on the other hand, now had plenty of fuel and a new left-rear tyre.

Taylor successfully negotiated traffic from all three classes, but Cameron was able to reduce the lead gap in the final few corners to just 0.477 seconds at the finish line.

Following some poor results from the last few races, Michael Shank Racing completed the podium in their #60 Ligier JS P2 driven by Oswaldo Negri Jr. and John Pew.

Prototype Challenge honours went to the #54 CORE Autosport Oreca of Colin Braun and Jon Bennett, ahead of Sean Rayhall and John Falb‘s #16 BAR1 Motorsports car.

Finally, GT Le Mans was won by Porsche North America‘s #911 team of Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet who dominated the race ahead of the #24 BMW Team RLL Z4 of John Edwards and Lucas Luhr.

Check back on the The Checkered Flag over the next few days for detailed class reports.

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