Honda Indy Toronto made for an interesting race weekend for Mark Motors Racing, and all who entered the paddock gates to compete in the fourth race of the 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. The road course proved to be very difficult for drivers, as corners tend to be narrow, the asphalt was uneven and it was hard maintain traction on the slippery course.
Race 1 saw two of the leading competitors, Chris Green and Spencer Pigot, have difficulties on the course. Green spun out early in the race and Pigot also suffered engine problems. This was good news for Mark Motors Racing. Due to the issues on the course from other drivers, Marco was able to climb to the top of the pack after starting in 6th place. Marco finished the first race in 2nd place overall and at the top of the podium in Platinum Masters.
These wins were particularly important and meaningful for Marco, who was competing in his hometown of Toronto. “It means a lot! I am really, really happy to have done well in front of my family and friends, and I love Toronto and have lived here most of my life. It was a great pleasure to be up here with Scott (Hargrove) and Santiago (Creel),” said Marco.
Perry also put on an impressive performance, finishing in 4th place overall and 2nd place in Platinum Masters.
Coming of the success from Race 1, Mark Motors was ready to dominate Race 2 at Honda Indy. Unfortunately, Marco was pushed into the wall after turn one, damaging his front wheel and axel. Marco was unable to finish the race. Perry on the other hand, started the race in 7th position and was able to move up one position, finishing in 6th place overall. This earned him the 2nd place in the Platinum Masters.
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