Marco Signoretti got the competition he has been waiting for when the Sports Car Championship Canada raced at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) on Labour Day weekend (September 4/5). As a bonus, he got to do it in front of an audience such was the turnout of spectators, who were allowed into a SCCC event for the first time.
He was joined at Multimatic Motorsports by 2020 Canadian Touring Car Champion, Zachary Vanier, who raced the #23 Mustang GT4 alongside Signoretti’s regular #22 entry.
Signoretti came into the CTMP weekend fresh from two further SCCC victories, which came at ICAR Mirabel the previous weekend so he was determined not to interrupt his winning streak.
Both Marco and Zachary worked hard with the team to perfect the set-ups of their Mustangs. The SCCC races were both late in the day on Saturday and Sunday, right after the Canadian NASCAR series so they had to factor in a greasy track but they were ready for it.
Qualifying couldn’t have gone better for the team as Marco and Zachary took first and second places respectively, locking out the front row of the grid. Signoretti also surpassed the team’s ‘Mosport’ lap record with a 1:21.882 in the process.
When Race 1 went green on Saturday, Marco shot off, closely followed by Zachary. It was a great learning experience for both drivers. Zachary learning the Mustang GT4 and Marco learning how to deal with pressure. At the end of 40 minutes of caution-free racing they crossed the line first and second. Marco’s ninth win of the season so far.
It was noticeably warmer at the track for Sunday’s race and the two Mustangs set off in a race of their own. The result was the same; another emphatic 1-2 for the Multimatic Mustangs.
“I felt that I controlled the race appropriately,” said Signoretti. “When Zachary began his push in the final 15 minutes I was able to react and drop my times to stop the push. This was another great learning experience for the both of us, understanding where the tyre is in its life and deciding when to use it. We secured another 1-2 for the team and ended a very successful weekend on a high.
“Zachary was a very strong teammate,” he continued. “He pushed me hard in the races and I think we both learned a lot from each other. Overall it was a great weekend for the team. I am honoured to work with such experienced team members while I develop as a driver. As always, great effort from everybody at Multimatic for turning the wrenches and supplying us with the best equipment to go racing wheel-to-wheel.”