RMP Competizione Wins 2012 Motul GT1 Championship!
After a tough mid-season engine failure due to a valve train problem during practice for the 3rd race weekend of the year, a spare lower HP engine was installed to continue the season in hopes of still winning the championship. Without knowing how the engine would perform we headed out to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) for the 4th race weekend. The spare engine ran well but not as fast or consistent as our original engine. We were able to come in a respectable 4th place, which kept us in the first place position going into the next race weekend. However, some tuning and setup was needed for faster lap times.
The next race weekend was held at Calabogie Motorsports Park. With it being our first time racing on the full long track, we had to learn the circuit quickly in order to have a successful weekend. Once we became familiar with the circuit, our lap times improved and we were able to pull off an amazing race start and take the trophy for 1st place overall. As a result, the win basically clinched us the GT1 championship title.
Moving on to CTMP for the last two race weekends, all we had to do was finish the races and collect points to secure the title. With the championship already in hand, we didn’t take any unnecessary risks and closed the season with many great finishes.
We won the championship in our RMP built and tuned tube chassis TR7. Rocco Marciello, owner of RMP Motors, piloted the TR7 to victory with 337 points over the second place contender with 167 points.
RMP Competizione would also like to congratulate our fellow teammate, Michael Delle Donne, on his 2nd place in the GT3 class championship in his RMP tuned BMW e90 325.
Preparation for the 2013 race season has already begun at RMP Motors and we expect it to be a great one!