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RMP Competizione is proud to announce our plans for the 2017 race season. This season we have decided to campaign two brand new cars, a pair of 2016 BMW F22 M235iRs have been added to the RMP stable. The cars will undergo a serious amount of setup and development before they hit the track for the first time. The cars will run in both the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) and the CASC Ontario GT sprints championships, piloted by long time RMP Competizione drivers Rocco Marciello and Michael Delle Donne. Preperation was started in October 2016 and we feel confident that the 2017 race season will be a successful one. The cars have been tuned and setup meticulously at RMP Motors in Toronto Ontario, and are wearing RMP Competiziones signature Rosso Competizione’s colour. We would like to thank our new sponsors for 2017 : Liqui Moly, Wrap Conceptz and Pfaff Motorsports. We would also like to acknowledge Molyslip and Bully Clutch for there continued support over the years and into the 2017 season, we plan to make you proud! The 2017 race season starts in May at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, check back for race updates and more news.
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The 2016 race season was a long and eventful one! RMP Competizione finished the season with more than one class Championship win. In GT2, John Hansen in his BMW e36 took the GT2 class championship win, while Rocco Marciello, trailing not far behind in his BMW E90, finished 3rd overall in its first full season. Michael DelleDonne in his BMW E90 finished 4th overall respectively.
In the GT3 class, RMP Competizione was on top of the rankings yet again. Ali Nasirpour in his BMW E36 secured the GT3 class championship, while the RMP tuned and setup BMW E30 driven by Daria Khachi finished 2nd overall.
We would also like to congratulate Ali on his overall highest points championship win, beating out all 5 GT classes.
RMP Competzione is also proud to announce that we will be running a new BMW 235iR for the 2017 race season. With some preliminary testing underway at the last race weekend of 2016, we are confident that the 235iR will be a great candidate for the 2017 championship.
The 2016 race season was a great success for RMP Competizione. Multiple race weekends were raced with excellent reliability and performance. Once again, our dedication to setup and tuning proved worth while.
We would also like to thank our sponsers Fuchs oil, Molyslip, Liqui Moly, and Bully Clutch for there continued support over the years!
Preperation for the 2017 race season has already begun with more tuning, modifications and some new cars that will be competing in the championship. Check back for updates as we will be posting them during the off season.
RMP Competizione had many entries in the 3rd race weekend in the CASC GT Sprints Championship. The race was held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for BARC’s Canadian Touring Trophy Races. RMP’s hard work, dedication and preparation for this weekend proved to be worth while, with many podium finishes and fast lap times.
Warming up early on Saturday morning, Rocco and Michael piloting the two BMW E90′s performed well by dropping lap times significantly, compared to previous weekends, finishing each race and collecting championship points.
For the first race weekend out in 2016, RMP Competizione sponsored #154 2001 Chevy Monte-Carlo Cascar piloted by Marek P. With some minor set up and alignment changes, the car was running smoothly and he was able to drop his lap times to a personal best of 1:26, thus moving him into the GT1 class!
RMP had many podium finishes in the feature race of the weekend. John Hansen in his #30 RMP Tuned E36 won the GT2 race with Rocco Marciello finishing 3rd. In GT3, two RMP Competizione tuned and chassis setup BMW’s also finished 1st and 2nd.
The weekend was a huge success overall. The podium finishes are great accomplishments that showcase RMP’s high level of expertise and reflect our commitment to each and every vehicle we service. RMP’s experience and attention to detail not only finishes races but wins them!
The next race weekend will be held at Calabogie Motorsports Park near Ottawa from August 19-21. Race coverage will be posted shortly after, stay tuned.
With extensive preparation and late night tuning before the first Canadian Touring Car event held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, RMP Competizione was ready to head out for the 1st and 2nd rounds. With the cars running well and being reliable all weekend, only a few minor setup adjustments were needed between sessions. The first weekend turned out to be a great success! Michael DelleDonne did excellent finishing on the podium in 3rd place out of an overall 30+ cars that weekend.
With a week to prepare for the next double header CTCC and GT sprints race at Calabogie Motorsports Park, the cars were fine tuned and ready to hit the track. Rocco Marciello and Michael DelleDonne did very well in both series bringing lap times down to 2:16 and running at the top of the field. The cars fine tuning truly paid off when both drivers qualified 1st and 2nd and even out qualified some higher HP machines. Overall, RMP had a strong finish in both series that weekend. The cars raced reliably over 4 hours and Rocco rounded off the weekend with 3 podium finishes.
After the trek to Calabogie, the cars are now back at the shop for more preparation, setup, and tuning. The next event will be held at Shannonville Motorsports Park for the July 15-16 weekend. Stayed tuned for more race reports and upcoming events!
A lot of preparation for the 2016 race season was done at RMP Motors during the cold long winter . After winning the GT1 and GT2 Championships in 2015, RMP Competizione decided to prepare the BMW E90 touring cars for the 2016 race season. With new engines, suspensions, modifications and tuning under the belt, the pair of 2006 325i’s powered by BMW’s N52 motors were ready for testing.
The first planed test day was held at Shannonville Motorsports Park near Belleville, ON on May 7th.
The two E90 touring cars were both setup and dialed in to perfection! First time out with the E90′s in 2016 was a great success considering the cars had were in pieces a couple months earlier. Rocco Marciello and Michael Delledonne were piloting the cars to very consistent and fast lap times all day, on the slick FABI circuit.
The long and hard hours of preparation showed to be worth while with the test sessions going flawlessly.
The first race event will be held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on May 14-15 and we expect it to be a great one. Be sure to follow RMP Competizione for updates and race results.
The excellent start to the 2015 season was a sign of what to expect from RMP Competizione . With many hours of preparation and tuning, all 3 RMP Competizione entries were found at the top of the charts for the remainder of the 2015 events. In GT2, John Hansen and Marek Petruczynik, battled most of the season for 1st place in class. In GT1, Rocco Marciello, lead the field most of the season, winning most feature races and finishing each race with excellent reliability and performance. At the second Calabogie event of the season, RMP was found on top of the rankings in all 3 races. Rocco Marciello won the feature race over 45 seconds ahead of the field with the fastest GT sprints time of the weekend. Team mate John Hansen finished second overall, and 1st in GT2 well ahead of the rest of his class. This weekend put RMP in the lead of the points standings in both GT1 and GT2.
The last race of the season was held at Canadian Tire Motorsport park, with the GT1 championship already locked in, Rocco Marciello ran his GT1 Triumph TR7 to another victory padding his points lead. GT2 driver John Hansen in his BMW E36 ran an excellent weekend taking the 1st place position from Marek Petruczynik winning the GT2 championship back to back.
The 2015 season was wrapped up with a Grand Finale Fun race, that was won overall by Marek Petruczynik in his EX Cascar Monte Carlo, we congratulate him on his victory and personal fastest lap of the season of 1.28.
This put RMP Competizione ahead of the competition with Rocco Marciello winning 2012-13 and 2015 GT1 Championship, John Hansen winning 2014-2015 GT2 Championship, and Marek Petruczynik came 2nd in GT2 in his first full GT2 season.
The 2015 race Ontario GT Sprints results shows that with RMP Motors you will receive championship winning service, that is second to none!
We also would like to thank Bully Clutch, Fuchs oil, and MolySlip for there continued support throughout the years. Preparation for the 2016 season has started , and with some changes and upgrades it looks like it will be a great one.
With testing and the first event under our belt in 2015, the second event was held at Calabogie Motorsports Park May 29-30. RMP Competizione had two cars entered at this event, our GT1 Triumph Tr7 piloted by Rocco Marciello and a RMP sponsored and tuned ex Cascar Monte Carlo piloted by Marek in Gt2. We felt confident going into this event after some chassis setup changes and tuning, which showed to be worth while. Rocco took 1st in class in the first race of the weekend finishing the race on slicks in pouring rain, Marek finished 2nd which was a excellent start to the weekend. The main feature race of the weekend also went well, with Rocco starting off the race amazingly and leading the entire race finishing first in class and first overall with the fastest GT1 lap time of the weekend, Marek also did well finishing fourth in GT2.
These results have RMP Competizione leading GT1 and GT2 in the championship so far.
After a long hard battle in the 2014 GT Sprints Championship, RMP Competizione was once again at the top of the rankings. The RMP Competizione sponsored GT2 E36 won the Championship, beating out higher hp and more complex race cars. We congratulate John Hansen on his successful season and his Championship win. Our 2012-2013 Championship winning Gt1 Triumph finished with a tie for 2nd place in 2014, only running a partial season due to driver Rocco Marciello injuring his hand after the Calabogie race.
We are proud of this and previous years accomplishments. We give thanks to our crew and sponsors for there continued support and plan for the 2015 race season to be as impressive with preparations already started.
RMP Motors continues to use these race experiences to improve our ability to setup, tune and service vehicles, no matter if it’s your daily driven car or full championship winning race car. This knowledge and experience is what makes RMP Motors service ahead of the rest.
With alot of preparation for the BARC Canadian Touring Trophy races at CTMP July 26-27, all of the hard work and dedication proved to be worth while with great podium finishes. In GT1 our in tube chassis TR7 piloted by Rocco Marciello, we finished with two 2nd place positions and came 1st overall in the feature race. In GT2, RMP Competizione sponsored BMW E36 driven by John Hansen, also proved that RMP tuning will get you up front with an impressive 2nd and two 1st place finishs. The weekends results have us 2nd place in GT1 and 1st place in GT2 so far in the championship standings. We would also like to congratulate Marek Petruczynik on his great first race weekend in his RMP tuned and chassis setup ex Cascar. The next race weekend in the GT Sprints Championship is being held at Calabogie Motorsport Park Aug 23-24, watch for RMP Competizione!
The first race of the season for the 2014 CASC GT sprints was held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. With rain and poor track conditions, we are proud to congratulate John Hansen in his RMP Competizione tuned and sponsored S54 E36. John won all 3 races during the weekend his GT2 BMW, holding off higher HP tube chassis cars, and piloting his car to victory! This putting John in 1st place in the GT2 championship so far, and a great start to the season.
The next event in the championship will be held at CTMP June 21-22, watch for other RMP Competizione race cars that will be entering this event!