Chirs Gumprecht finishes 2022 SRO GT America Sesaon Opener with a 2nd Place in the GT4 class.
Sharing track time with the NTT Indy Car series at the St. Petersburg Grand Prix, RENNtech Motorsports fielded two Mercedes-AMG GT4 racecars on the narrow streets of St. Petersburg, FL.
Chris Gumprecht returned to GT4 racing behind the wheel of the C.G. Racing #79 AMG GT4, and new to the RENNtech Motorsports Team, Custodio Toledo, making his GT4 racing debut in the RENNtech #89 AMG GT4.
Starting P7 in class for Race 1 on Friday, Chris Gumprecht avoided a multi car crash on lap one and moved into P4. Gumprecht was able to hold his position until the eventual race winner, Marko Radisic, in the BMW M4 GT4 made an overly aggressive passing attempt. Taking a hit to the left rear corner, Gumprecht spun around and subsequently lost several positions. After settling back into the race Gumprecht recovered for a P8 finish.
Cutodio Toledo delivered an impressive performance in his sportscar racing debut. Racing in the RENNtech #89 AMG GT4, Toledo was unfazed by the multi car crash while avoiding faster GT3 traffic, settling into the race and consistently improving his lap times, finishing his first GT4 race in P11.
Starting P8 in Race 2 on Saturday, Chris Gumprecht was poised to make up for the mishap in Race 1. With a great start, Gumprecht leaped into P3 by Turn 2 and settled into a great race rhythm. Continuously improving his lap times, Gumprecht set his fastest lap time on Lap 23 of 30 while closing the gap to Derek DeBoer's Porsche Cayman GT4 sitting in P2. With relentless pursuit Gumprecht was able to capitalize on DeBoer's mistake in Turn 1, moving into P2 on Lap 25. Gumprecht defended his position finishing the race behind the safety and claiming his first podium of the 2022 season.
After Friday's successful debut race, Custodio Toledo continued to impress in the second race of the weekend. Starting P12 in GT4, Toledo avoided the starting mayhem in Turn 1, skillfully handling the AMG GT4 through the tight streets of St. Petersburg. Constantly improving on his laptimes, Toledo drove a mistake free race finishing his debut weekend in P11.
RENNtech Motorsports will be back in action at the second round of the SRO - North American season in Sonoma, California, April 15 -17, 2022. Sonoma Raceway will also host the season opener of the highly competitive Pirelli GT4 America season. The race weekend will feature two races in the one-driver 40 minute Sprint style an two races in the two-driver 60 min SprintX class.
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