Hardpoint Motorsports Victory at Road America

Hardpoint Motorsports Victory at Road America

06.08.2019: Hardpoint Motorsports driver Rob Ferriol won his first Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama race and secured a second-place finish during the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Ro

Hardpoint Motorsports driver Rob Ferriol won his first Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama race and secured a second-place finish during the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America.
 
 
 
 
Ferriol piloted the No. 5 GridRival Porsche GT3 powered by team Moorespeed through two practice sessions and qualifying where he found the rhythm he needed that led to his first career victory in Race 1 on Saturday amongst more than 30 Porsches. The race was an exciting one, described by Ferriol as “definitely a race for survival.”
 


Race 2 proved even more dramatic, with three long cautions for different incidents on track. Ferriol fought hard amidst the traffic in the short green windows of the 45-minute event. The competition was close enough for Ferriol to finish just 1.414 seconds behind Sebastian Carazo for a runner-up finish. Ferriol's impressive showing at Road America moved him to the second-place spot in the season-long point championship, trailing Sebastian Carazo 339 - 298.
 


Next up for Ferriol and Hardpoint Motorsports is a doubleheader at VIRginia International Speedway on August 23-25. Tickets are available at virnow.com.
 



Rob Ferriol – Driver of the No. 5 GridRival Porsche GT3



“This was the weekend we needed. Finally, after something like 16 trips to the podium, I finally found the top step. The car was perfect all weekend - Moorespeed did a phenomenal job giving me a very competitive car. All I had to do was turn the wheel and mash the pedal. The weekend wasn’t without its challenges though.



Both races were marred with incidents and lengthy full-course cautions, which meant time was critical in gaining positions. It was a challenge just to keep the car clean with all that was playing out around us, so to bring home a first place in Race 1 and second place in Race 2 is the icing on the cake. Now on to VIR!”
 
 
 
 
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