|PHOTO CREDIT: GC Kompetition|
Four of five team cars [GC Kompetition and GCK Academy] progressed to the semi-finals, and two would progress to the finals.
GCK Academy driver Rokas Baciuska was on the back foot from Q1 after being handed a five-second time penalty for hitting track markers on two occasions, dropping him to ninth place after Q2.
The Lithuanian recovered to reach semi-final one where he finished fifth after clipping the tyre wall. Fellow GCK Academy member Cyril Raymond was thwarted by a mechanical failure in the same semi-final.
Guillaume De Ridder’s [GCK Academy] run of bad luck continued with the Belgian finishing the event in 14th place overall.
GC Kompetition's Anton Marklund progressed to the finals, but his race ended in the barrier after he made contact with Kevin Hansen at the joker lap merge. Hansen was handed a penalty promoting Guerlain Chicherit to fourth place.
"What a weekend. Canada RX has been the best team result so far with 4 GCK cars in the semi-final and 2 in the final as well as a personal best in a 4th place for me," said Chicherit.
"It was a crazy weekend full of contact and aggressive racing, which was great for the fans - we put down some really good lap and sector times and we absolutely had the pace for a spot on the podium."
The Frenchman was on form in Canada but was let down by a broken gearbox which would see him finish fourth in the final.
"I felt strong and confident in the Megane and loved the track, so the broken gearbox was hugely disappointing for me, as I was pushing for an even better result and just didn’t have a chance to fight for the podium in the final," he said.
"On to Loheac now and I’m stoked to be racing in front of my home crowd next!"
TEXT - Junaid Samodien