Motorsport.com Column: Season Review


 

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I’ll look back on 2016 as a bit of a bittersweet year. The good thing was the fact we had some great pace aboard the No.3 car with Antonio Garcia, but there were some missed opportunities which really hurt us in the points at the end.

post_season_columnThe good thing is Corvette Racing won the teams’, manufacturers’ and drivers’ championships – and I have to say a huge congratulations to Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin – but with a bit of luck it could have ended up being a huge inter-team battle at the end.

The season started in the best possible way at Daytona with a 1-2 for Corvette Racing. Antonio gave it everything but we just fell short by about a foot.

Things were also looking good at Sebring. We led the race for about three seconds – then got punted off by the Porsche and finished in the tire barrier.

The No.4 car went on to win the race and we really ended up playing catch-up from there.

With a bit of luck – and a couple of wins – the end result could have been a lot different at the end of the year.

Despite that misfortune at the start, we never gave up and kept digging every step of the way.

The Lime Rock weekend was another brilliant weekend for the team. A penalty for our car put us in fightback mode again but a 1-2 result for the team and recording the team’s 100th victory was still awesome.

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was another one of “those weekends”. We started on the pole and dominated at the front but the way the pit stops worked out we had to settle for a podium finish.

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