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Rounds seven and eight of the Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich Tires will take place on this weekend on the streets of Toronto.

Watch Winding Road Team TFB maneuver the 11-turn street circuit live on MazdaLive.com.

 

Schedule:

 

Race 1

Saturday, July 15, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. EDT

 

Race 2:

Sunday, July 16, 2017

10:35 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. EDT

You can directly link to the stream at www.windingroad.com/go/mx5.


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I am pretty excited to watch this. The Road America races were really fun to watch! Hopefully it isn't too much of a crash fest being on the street circuit


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IndyCar Toronto Friday live stream

 

http://www.racer.com...day-live-stream

 

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Nice 2nd place for Matt Cresci. :thumbsup: (Race 2)

Mark Drennan running ST in Conti now ? Nice!!

 

Race 1

http://mx-5cup.com/d...72.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 

Race 2

http://mx-5cup.com/d...72.pdf?sfvrsn=0


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In this in-car video, we see Winding Road Team TFB driver Tom Martin III running in a group (Max Faulkner, Luke Oxner, Nathanial Sparks and Keith Jensen) fighting hard for third place on the Streets of Toronto. Tom started P6 and finished P6, but that doesn't really tell the story, as is often the case in racing.

 

 

We notice a few things from this video. First of all, the risks drivers take on the first lap are pretty big. Sometimes that works out, sometimes it doesn't, but in this case everyone involved backed up substantially. Patience would seem to be a virtue, although that is easier said than done.

 

The "be patient" point is reinforced later in the video. On lap 1, Tom backs up to 8th with all the argy-bargy. And yet he still could have finished 3rd (Sparks, who backs up to 9th behind Tom, eventually finishes 3rd). To do that, Tom would need to have been faster than Sparks, which he wasn't.

 

And the third thing we notice is that passing skills are key. To some degree this seems an unfair argument, since you have to say "be cautious and wait for the race to come to you" and also say "be aggressive and force the issue". But, really, passing skill is knowing when to force the issue and then being able to pull it off cleanly.

 

Tom commented "I was happy with the overall result because in some ways that was a sloppy race for me, with a few missed shifts and completely missing my braking point for T3 when Luke and Max got together. Still, my lap times were decent and I kept it off the walls, which takes some doing with all the bumps and changing surfaces."


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Aside from getting caught up in someone else's error race one, this event was a blast. Huge crowds and a very fun/challenging circuit.

 

I was coaching Tom Martin (the in-car above) that weekend - he had his best qualifying ever and some great results - congrats to Tom for stepping up his game on a track lined with concrete!

 

Hoping I will heal up in time for Watkins Glen in 4 weeks...

 

Here's race 1 stream:

 

https://www.facebook...54666426135848/


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Some very questionable driving to be seen in the opening lap of that video!  Tom was extremely lucky not to be caught up in multiple incidents.


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It would seem Tom is not the only one who misses shifts! Is the tranny in these new cars an issue?


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The transmission is not an issue if the driver puts the gearshift lever in the correct place. :)


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