TKO Motorsports makes the return to competitive racing in 2021 with SRO GT America! SRO launched this incredible series full of fan-favorite grand tourer cars and what a better way to represent the TKO Motorsports out-of-the-box style with the iconic Bentley Continental GT3 race-car powered by Flying Lizard! We kick off the season at Road America with TKO Driver Memo Gidley driving for the podium.
Practice 1&2: With only a few track sessions with the Bentley under his belt, Driver Memo Gidley takes the track in Wisconsin with some adjusting to do! In Practice 1, the 101 TKO Motorsports Bentley Continental GT3 had a best lap time of 2:11. Practice 2, the Bentley cut a full second off the lap time with a 2:10 and a P2!
Qualifying: With a full day of practice done, data collected and adjustments made, we head into qualifying on Day 2. The 101 TKO Motorsports Bentley qualified P2 with a lap time of 2:08.8, just 0.031 off of P1 and a full 2 seconds faster than in Practice 2! A good first qualifying in the series for the team.
Race 1: An exciting first race for TKO Motorsports with GT America! The Bentley performed to to expectations and TKO Motorsports Driver Memo Gidley showed that he still had it! Memo and the Bentley defended their position well during the entire sprint race, finishing in P2 Overall and In-Class. A podium finish for TKO Motorsports in our return to professional racing!
Race 2: An opposite result in Race 2 for the TKO Motorsports Bentley Continental. With a hot and fast start from P2 on the grid, we pushed into the front of the pack before hitting oil on the track causing a spin out into the grass with 4 other cars into turn 5. The 101 TKO Motorsports Bentley did not finish Race 2. A weekend of up and downs for the team but an exciting start and showing for the season!
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Road America Race 1 Highlights