Thursday, July 9, 2015

IMSA CTSCC: Kyle Gimple bound for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Kyle Gimple Press Release

Kyle Gimple returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) this weekend with Compass360 Racing. Though the track isn’t new to Gimple, it is a challenging one and the weekend marks his first driving an Audi S3 at the track.

The CTMP event is the fifth round of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge competition and the fourth outing for the all-new Compass360 Racing prepared Audi S3.

Last year at CTMP – which is known for its very fast pace – the track proved a strong one for Gimple and his former co-driver Ryan Eversley when the duo drove to a fourth place finish while racing with a Honda Civic. Gimple showed quick speed at the track, qualifying the car third on the grid.

And though quick at the Canadian circuit in the past, arriving to the track with a new car, the No. 75 AERO Advanced Paint Technology/Children’s Tumor Foundation Audi S3, presents a bit of the unknown.

“The team tested at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park a few weeks ago and they found some things that really improved the car with speed,” said Gimple. “So from hearing their feedback, I think we should do well at Mosport (CTMP). We're definitely catching up on the new Audi. So we'll see how it goes. We were decent there in the Honda last year, so we'll just have to see what happens. I’m looking forward to it.”

Gimple and his co-driver Paul Holton will get their first chance to test out the Audi at the 10-turn, 2.459-mile road course on Thursday during a promoter test day.

Official practice begins on Friday with two sessions ahead of a 15-minute qualifying session in the evening. The 2.5-hour race is set to go green at 1:25 PM ET with LIVE coverage on

Photo credit: Compass360 Racing