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Two Runner-Up Finishes for Hardpoint Motorsports at Laguna

Hardpoint Motorsports’ Rob Ferriol scored two 2nd finishes at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with team Moorespeed during the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama event.

Ferriol started the weekend focusing on making the shift from competing at the technical WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in the No. 18 Moorespeed/GridRival Audi R8 LMS GT4 the prior weekend to the No. 5 Moorespeed/GridRival Porsche GT3. Working hard with team Moorespeed, Ferriol made progress throughout the practice sessions to qualify in a hard-fought 3rd position.

Nine laps into Race 1 Ferriol found himself in a position to move into 2nd place. Fighting throughout the remaining twenty-one laps, Ferriol found a steady pace but was unable to move into the lead before the checkered flag. Ferriol finished in 2nd place and collected his 10th podium finish of the season.

Race 2 brought Ferriol his 11th podium out of the 14 races this season after grabbing another 2nd place finish on Sunday. Ferriol now sits in 2nd place overall in the season-long point standings – 47 points away from 1st with two races remaining. Hardpoint Motorsports will compete in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama in the season-ending doubleheader at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta as part of the Motul Petit Le Mans event week on Oct. 9-12. The first race of the weekend is Thursday, Oct. 10 with the season finale set for Friday, Oct. 11.

Rob Ferriol – Driver of the No. 5 Moorespeed/GridRival Porsche GT3

RACE 1: “It was a great race. I’m definitely pleased with the finish. Up until today, we struggled a little bit with finding the right set up on the car. Yesterday we were off the pace and put our heads together for qualifying, took a swing at the setup and picked up a ton of time. The strength for us was the long stint. We ran a steady pace, and that really showed at the end.”

RACE 2: “We rolled the dice a little bit and made a change for today’s race. The variable was, we weren’t sure what the track was going to do after the IndyCar race. They put a lot of rubber down, and we weren’t sure what that was going to do for us. We had a lot of unknowns that we were faced with and the car gave us what she gave us. Second was what we had. I drove 30 laps as hard as I could. We can be happy with the podium and happy with the 2nd place and still be upset that we missed the win at the same time.”

Source. Hardpoint Motorsports


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