D’Orlando capitalizes on Rowe’s mistake to win Pro 2000 Race 1 at Toronto – Indy News

Michael D'Orlando won Race 1 of the USF 2000 Pro Toronto Round (Photo: Team Cooper Tire).

Michael D’Orlando won Race 1 of the USF 2000 Pro Toronto Round (Photo: Team Cooper Tire).

The rain arrived in the last laps in Toronto and was decisive for Michael D’Orlando win race 1 of the Canadian leg of the Pro 2000. This Saturday (15), on the urban circuit set up at Exhibition Place, the Lap 3 Motorsport took advantage of the breakaway of the leader at the time on a wet track Myles Rowe and took the second win of the 2023 season in the category.

savior of alba in seconds and Lirim Zendeli third, they also took advantage of Rowe’s error and completed the podium in the first race of the Toronto stage. They formed the top 10: Joel Granfors (fourth), denmark (fifth), the Brazilian Kiko Porto (sixth), Francesco Pizza (seventh), Myles Rowe (eighth), Christian Brooks (ninth) and Ricardo Escotto (tenth).

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This Saturday’s podium at Pro 2000 (Photo: Pro 2000)

With the victory in race 1 which took place on the streets of the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario, the second of the last three races, D’Orlando reached 199 points and took the fourth position in the USF standings Pro 2000.

Rowe, starting from pole position, led 21 laps but made a mistake on the wet track, missing the chance to extend his championship lead. After an eighth-place finish in Race 1 at Toronto, he has 268 points – 64 ahead of Granfors, new to second place.

With a sixth-place finish in the first race, Porto lost ground in the championship fight and fell to third place, with 204 points.

This Sunday (16), from 12:05 p.m., with Rowe in pole position, race 2 of the Toronto stage of the Pro 2000 will take place.

Julia Fleming

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