Bowmanville, Ontario (6 July 2019) – Bia Figueiredo qualified in fourth position with the No. 57 Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 of Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura on Sunday (live NBC 1:05pm ET).
The Brazilian is making her Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) debut alongside teammate, Katherine Legge. With little experience at the track, Figueiredo showed her racing abilities by turning a qualifying fast lap of 1:16.865-seconds to place the No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 on the second row.
“This is my first time here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” said Figueiredo. “It’s a difficult track with fast corners but it has been fun getting to learn it. During our qualifying run the tires were not where we needed them to be able to get the Heinricher Racing No. 57 on the front row. We will have to use the whole Acura NSX GT3 package to be able to make our way through traffic and have a good race. I am really excited to get back in the car tomorrow and get this race underway!”
“For having never raced at CTMP, Bia did an outstanding job qualifying the car in fourth position,” said team principal Jackie Heinricher. “This was definitely a team effort of support helping her get up to speed and comfortable in the car. We relied heavily on Katherine’s track experience and on a race crew who continually get this Caterpillar Acura NSX GT3 to perform.”
The green flag for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura will be at 1:05PM ET on Sunday with live coverage on NBC and IMSA Radio.