BOWMANVILLE, Ontario – The Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin participants punctuated the end of a very eventful day at the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park with an action-packed race one that ultimately showcased the talents of Pfaff/Alegra Motorsports veteran Chris Green, and series newcomer Victor Carbone as they landed on the top and bottom step of the podium Saturday.
“Pretty awesome today,” exclaimed Green. “I was fortunate enough to pull away in the beginning. Just kind of had a brain fade while I was out there, locked up a wheel and created a flat spot on my tire, and I went in to maintenance mode after that. The yellow flag came out unfortunately and obviously the pack was able to catch up to me. I know that Victor (Carbone) was very very fast today. He was the guy that I was looking for and props to him. I’m proud that he was able to pull off a third. I know we deserve better. But the Pfaff, Castor Oil, Alegra guys did a great job today and the win was really for them.”
Green’s teammate Carbone, who comes from the open wheel ranks, stepped into the car formerly run by Spencer Pigot and proved that he was more than competent to take the reins and keep up the “good work” with a solid third place finish in his first event in the series, despite a few bumps and a short learning curve along the way.
“I noticed I was pulling a little bit,” said the young Brazilian driver. “But around turn five I made a mistake all by myself, and that is how Ostella was able to get me. With all the yellows it made it too hard for me to take the position back. But I’m happy with how it went. I’m still getting use to the car especially on this high speed track. But I think the result was good and good for the team as well.”