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Moorespeed's Ferriol to Start IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Third in Gold with Dickinson on Row Three Overall

Moorespeed's Ferriol to Start IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Third in Gold with Dickinson on Row Three Overall

03.08.2019: Both Drivers Will be Looking to Move Forward in Saturday's Race at Road America Moorespeed driver Rob Ferriol will start third amongst his fellow IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Gold Cup competitors on Saturday following Friday's q

Both Drivers Will be Looking to Move Forward in Saturday's Race at Road America



Moorespeed driver Rob Ferriol will start third amongst his fellow IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Gold Cup competitors on Saturday following Friday's qualifying session at Road America, while teammate Riley Dickinson will start on the third row overall and in the Platinum Cup class.


The 15-minute afternoon session was red-flagged early in the session to retrieve a car stuck in a gravel trap, with only half the field having completed their first lap. It was restarted minutes later, leaving each driver only two or three laps to set the grid for Saturday’s 45-minute race that begins at 11:30 a.m. CDT at the Wisconsin track.



"The red flag brought out some difficult circumstances for qualifying today," Moorespeed President David Moore said. "Rob and Riley had to focus and turn the best lap they could right away, but it was the same for everyone out there. We have some ground to make up in tomorrow's race, but we'll be ready to go."



Ferriol’s best lap of 2:14.403 (108.425 mph) in the No. 5 Moorespeed/GridRival Porsche 911 GT3 Cup places him third amongst Gold Cup competitors. Both the Porsche GT3 Cup USA and GT3 Cup Canada competitors are on track concurrently this weekend at Road America.



"The Moorespeed team did a phenomenal job giving me a fast car," Ferriol said. "We had a red flag early and I wasn’t able to complete that first lap, which would probably have been my qualifying lap. So we had to come back and try to put another one together, and it just wasn’t quite as good. It wasn’t in the cards for me today, unfortunately, but I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s race and we're in a good position."



 Dickinson turned a fast lap of 2:11.421 (110.886 mph) in the No. 53 Moorespeed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, good for sixth on the overall grid. Dickinson enters the race fourth in the Platinum Cup point championship for cars built between 2017 and 2019. 



The doubleheader races at Road America are Rounds Nine and 10 of the season-long championship. Saturday’s 11:30 a.m. CDT race and Sunday’s 9:40 a.m. CDT showdown can be seen at IMSA.tv. Each race is 45-minutes in length. A one-hour show will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network at 2 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 15.



 
 
Reece White- David Moore  also photos

 
 

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