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Kyle Nash Memorial at Calabogie Motorsport Park.

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RMP Competizione headed to Calabogie Motorsport Park for the next race weekend in the 2018 schedule, The Kyle Nash Memorial.
Arriving Friday evening to the track, RMP Competizione had setup our pits in the paddock for the weekend.IMG_5231
On Saturday the races were held on the Calabogie Short Track. With some setup changes after practice, RMP Competizione had the cars dialed in for the Qualifying session.
Qualifying went well, both drivers Rocco Marciello and Daria Khachi running RMP tuned and maintained BMW’s, placed in the top 3 positions for the first race.IMG_5272[1]
The first race was held late Saturday evening. The battle for GT2 was between multiple BMW’S, Porsches and Nascar Trucks. With a long hard fought battle till the end, Rocco Marciello in the M235iR pushed passed the limit of the BMW causing a temperature overheat and limp mode activated. Rocco placed 4th in overall due to the power loss.

Races Two and Three were held on the Calabogie Long Track on Sunday . Rocco Marciello starting 4th for race 2, battling each lap catching up and finishing the race in 2nd.

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The podium race of the weekend was held in rain. We had quickly switched the BMW’s over to rain setup. This race was very wet and slippery with conditions worsening throughout the race. Running a smooth and consistent race Rocco lead most of the race finishing 1st in GT2 and Daria finished 2nd in GT3.
 The weekends accomplishments have now put Rocco and RMP Competizione in the lead of GT2 Championship.
Once again would like to thank all our sponsors, Fuchs OIL, MOLYSLIP, PFFAF BMW and Bully Clutch for all the continued support.
Please stay tuned for updates after each race weekend!

 

Two Podiums for RMP Competizione @ Victoria Day Speedfest!

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RMP Competizione prepared the pair of M235iRs well for the next race weekend of 2018, Victoria Day Speedfest at CTMP.
The weekend started with practice and qualifying. RMP Competizione drivers qualified well with Rocco Marciello in the #53 M235iR qualifying 2nd with team mate Michael DelleDonne #81 M235iR close behind in 4th.
The first race of the weekend was in extreme rain conditions, with rain setup going into the cars they were ready for the race. Through slippery and slick conditions, Rocco Marciello was able to place 3rd after the 40 min race.IMG_5161[1]

Qualifying for the feature race of the weekend was held Sunday morning, each qualifying lap time was fast and consistent. #81 qualified in 2nd position and #53 qualified in 3rd position.

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The feature race was held late in the day. Luckily, the race was held in sunny warm weather At the start of the race #53 Rocco Marciello overtook #81 and the leader of the race putting himself in first position. Rocco lead the race for 20 minutes until the BMW went into limp mode for temp overheat, causing Rocco to enter the pit lane to cool the motor. Rocco was able to re-enter the race after a small cool down. Rocco re-entered the race in fourth position. Nursing the car and not being able to use maximum output, he was able to battle his way up to 3rd place, finishing the weekend on the podium.
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We would like to thank our sponsors for there continuous support! Pffaf BMW, Molyslip, Fuchs Oil and Bully Clutch!

RMP Competizione prepares for 2018 racing season.

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 RMP Competizione is preparing  for the 2018 racing season. During the long, cold winter, the team at RMP has been preparing the two BMW M235iR’s for the upcoming racing season. These cars have been put through some suspension modifications, cooling system upgrades and alignment/corner balance setup. A lot of time and attention has been put towards the cars for 2018.m235ir rear alignment
The cars will run in both the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) and the CASC Ontario GT sprints championships sponsored by Pirelli Tires. RMP Competizione drivers Rocco Marciello and Michael Delle Donne will be piloting the cars and are contenders  for the championship this season. Preperation started early November and will continue into mid April.m235 trans
We feel confident that our 2018 season will be successful!  The cars have been fine tuned since the last time on track, and will be ready for some serious competition. We continue to thank our sponsors that have supported us through the years, FUCHS Oil , Moly Slip, Bully Clutch and Pfaff BMW. We plan to make our sponsors proud! The 2018 racing season starts in early May with some testing in April. Check back  for more updates through out the season as we will be posting them after each race weekend!
Full race schedules can be found on www.touringcar.ca and www.casc.on.ca.

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CELEBRATION OF MOTORSPORT AT CTMP!

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The Celebration of Motorsport weekend got off to a great start, with some initial testing on Friday morning. #153 Rocco Marciello piloting the championship winning Triumph TR7 was able to get in some quick laps and reunite himself with the car after two years of not racing it at CTMP.
On Saturday morning RMP sponsored drivers #288 Johannes Tjiang, #1 Ali Nasirpour and #199 Daria Khachi were also ready for the weekend. They qualified in top positions in each class and were prepared to win.

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The races of the weekend went well with wins in each category. Rocco in the #153 Triumph TR7 was able to get lap times down, winning two of the three races including first overall out of a 45 car field in the final race.

 

#1 Ali Nasirpour in his E36 M3 started from the back of the field due to turning a faster lap time than the GT3 Category limit in the Saturday evening race. He was able to make his way back up to the top of GT3 but an unfortunate throttle cable failure caused him to not finish the race. RMP Competizione quickly repaired his car and had him ready in time for the Sunday races. Again, Ali was able to make his way through the field by fighting some hard battles all the way up to a 2nd place finish in GT3 just behind his team mate Daria.

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This was Daria’s best finish of the year winning the GT3 race.

 

 

With long days and a lot of hard work, RMP Competizione made sure to get #288 Johannes Tjiang’s E46 M3 back on the track after his incident last race weekend at Mosport. While the car was performing flawlessly, Johannes was getting his feel back for the car and was happy to be on track once again turning some fast laps.

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The 2017 race season has been a very exciting and eventful year. With many races and several podium finishes. RMP Competizione prevailed once again on top of the charts with multiple championship wins.

We are excited to announce our Championship Wins for the CASC GT Sprints Categories. The continued success of our racers is a testament to RMP Motors Competizione’s attention to detail, excellent preparation and upkeep throughout the season.
3rd Place in GT1 – #153 Rocco Marciello (Partial season)
2nd Place in GT2 – #81 Michael Delledonne
3rd Place in GT2 – #53 Rocco Marciello
4th Place in GT2 – #199 Daria Khachi
5th Place in GT3 – #1 Ali Nasipour (Partial season)
6th Place in GT3 – #288 Johannes Tjiang

Preparation for the 2018 race season is already underway and we will be ready for competition.

We would also like to thank our sponsors for all of their support throughout the years: FUCHS OIL, MOLYSLIP, LIQUI MOLY, BULLY CLUTCH AND PFFAF BMW.

Action packed weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park!

RMP Competizione had multiple entry’s prepared for the Indian Summer races at CTMP on September 15-16-17th.

Testing started on Friday for the #53 BMW M235iR for this event. With the car being dialed in, lap times became quicker and consistent. With some minor setup changes, we were ready to get the weekend started.

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On Saturday morning RMP Competizione BMW’s #53, #81, #288, and #1 were ready to grid. The warm-up session showed that each car was performing well and were ready for the qualifying session. BMW #53 Rocco Marciello and #81 Michael DelleDonne qualified well in the GT2 category placing them in 7th and 8th in class out of 40 cars on the grid. #1 Ali Nasirpour in his S54 E36 qualified 2nd in class and #288 Johannes Tjiang 4th in GT3.

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The GT2 races went well, #53 Rocco Marciello had great racing with much higher hp cars and made some excellent passes.Rocco made it up to 3rd when his M235iR overheated causing limp mode.

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Due to the issue Rocco had to enter the pit lane for a cool down, after a pit stop Rocco was able to re enter the race and finish one position behind team mate Michael.
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In GT3 2016 Champion Ali Nasirpour had a excellent race holding off all his competition and finishing 1st.

The weekend had its share of incidents and breakdowns that caused full course yellows. Sadly #288 Johannes was caught up in an incident that ended his race early. We are glad that he is OK and the car will be repaired and ready for the next race.37160773921_d0fbd4450c_k

The next and final event of 2017 will be held at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park once again for the Celebration of Motorsport. The final championship positions will be posted after the event!

As always we would like to say thank you to all our sponsors.

 

CASC Motorsports Showcase at CTMP

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With some pre race preparation RMP Competizione was ready to campaign 4 cars for the CASC Motorsport Showcase June 24-25 at Canadian Tire Motorsports park (CTMP).
RMP Competizione had entries in multiple classes this race weekend. Three cars in GT2 and One car in GT4.
Starting early Saturday morning, technical inspection was underway to prepare the cars for the first track session, with all cars passing through tech we were ready to race.DD 2
This weekend we decided to switch things up a little. Instead of running both M235iR’s , we brought out the E90 325i touring car for this race weekend.

Along side most of RMP Competiziones race team, a new member Johannes Tjiang entered his first race weekend running his RMP Built E46 M3.

Saturday mornings practice and qualifying went well. Mike Delledonne and Rocco Marciello qualified with 1st and 3rd in GT2 and Johannes Tjiang qualified 2nd in class.

The Saturday afternoon race went well with some fierce battles, RMP Competizione came out on top with driver of #81 Michael Delledonne placing first in GT2 and #153 Rocco Marciello finishing 3rd in class behind a Porsche GT4 Cup car. #288 Johannes Tjiang had placed 3rd in GT4 in his first ever wheel to wheel race!

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Early Sunday morning the team prepared the cars for the afternoon races, which turned out to be worth while. Michael Delledonne placed first in GT2 and Daria Khachi placed 2nd, RMP on the podium once again! Johannes Tjiang did excellent winning the GT4 race , beating his personal best lap time which was too fast for the GT4 class causing him to break out of GT4 and get bumped up to GT3 for the next race weekend.

These results have RMP Competizione in the lead of the CASC GT2 points championship.diaria khacher

 

 

 

 

We would like to thank our sponsors Fuchs oil, MolySlip, LiquiMoly, JRP, PFAFF BMW and Bully Clutch for there continued support!

Next race updates will be posted after the event.

 

RMP Competizione prepares for 2017 race season

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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. dd8153The 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. ddlmWe 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.harddd

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Multiple Championship Wins for RMP Competizione in 2016

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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.FullSizeRender (2) 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.

153 GT2In 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.

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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 laFullSizeRenderst 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.

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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.

BARC Canadian Touring Trophy Races @ CTMP

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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.IMG_2065

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!

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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.IMG_2101

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.

 

Great start for RMP Competizione 2016 Race season.

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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. IMG_7749With 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.

IMG_7701With 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!

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