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7/2/2019

Picking Up Steam Heading to the Mobil1 in Bowmanville

Strong execution all through Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen has the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac Dpi-V.R team picking up a spot in the standings. It was a great kick-off to the second half of the race season and was described as a flawless run from start to finish.

Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande described their efforts as “perfect” with Taylor summing up the strong day for the team.

“I think it was a perfect day for us, relatively speaking, about as well is it could go from a team perspective,” said Taylor, whose fourth-place result today was his best at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International since his fourth-place run with his older brother Ricky Taylor and veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli in 2016. “We made no mistakes on strategy or on track. Fifth place was probably the best we could’ve hoped for and we finished fourth, so it was like a mini victory considering the performance, and I think we can just go on to the next one. It’ll be a similar situation, unfortunately, so all we can really focus on is what we can control and we’ll try and execute just as well as we did here today.” 1

With the Watkin’s Glen race now behind them, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team officially picked up 3 points. They are now only 14 points behind for first-place in the standings. And even though there is additional ground to make up, the team can now lay claim to the leadership position for the Endurance Cup. This is the championship within the championship where points are awarded for the four endurance marathons held during the race season.

Wayne Taylor said it best on where the team now stands. “One positive we leave here with is the lead in the Endurance Cup with one more race to go in that championship, which we’ve never won before – that, and the fact that the team as usual did an outstanding job in every possible way here today,” team owner Wayne Taylor said. “We knew we were in a different race than the overall race and that was against the other Cadillacs. That’s really all we can concentrate on and the team did an outstanding job, the drivers, too. Everyone executed perfectly the whole race. We have one more race at the end of the season to try and clinch the Endurance Cup, and we’ll see what kind of dent we can put in the overall championship in the three races before then. Congratulations to the Mazdas on winning for the first time today. They’ve been working really hard for a really long time.” 1

Next up is the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

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