Patience Helps Green Score In Canada
TROIS-RIVIÈRES, Quebec – Patience helped Chris Green earn his second victory of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin season after a rough-and-tumble race Saturday during the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières.
Green, from Montreal, beat rival Scott Hargrove to the finish by 4.996 seconds in his No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche. He also trimmed Hargrove’s Platinum Cup (2014 car models) championship lead to 14 points, 134-120, with three rounds remaining in this season.
“I’m really proud of the Pfaff Motorsports Castrol guys today, especially here today in front of my Castrol family, my friends and family here at home,” Green said. “I’m pretty pumped.”
Carlos de Quesada finished third in the No. 22 Alegra Motorsports entry for his first Platinum Cup overall podium finish of the season.
Spencer Pigot finished fourth in the No. 21 Alegra Motorsports 911 GT3 Cup car. Etienne Borgeat rounded out the top five in the No. 2 GT Racing entry on the 11-turn, 1.53-mile (2.46 km) Circuit Trois-Rivières.
Green started from the pole but fell to second in the early laps after a joust with Hargrove, who started second in the No. 69 OpenRoad Racing Porsche. Pigot also squirted past in the early moments of the 45-minute race, dropping Green to third.
But Pigot nudged Hargrove in turn nine with 34 minutes remaining, causing Hargrove to spin. Pigot lost momentum in the contact, and Green drive past both of his title rivals to take a lead he never would lose.