Oka, QC – The third round of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America (PCCNA) Championship is fast approaching and Thomas Nepveu is gearing up for a highly anticipated race weekend at Miami International Autodrome. He will be fielding the No. 24 All Rem/Richelieu/GFL/Cromwell car in the Pro class in front of packed grandstands and passionate fans at the Miami Grand Prix.
There will be a lot of eyes closely watching the action taking place this weekend, as the PCCNA series will be running in support of the Formula 1 World Championship, with over 250,000 spectators expected to attend the event across the weekend.
“I’m incredibly excited to be competing in Miami and greatly value the opportunity to be racing alongside F1,” said Nepveu, who will be representing the McElrea Racing team. “The magnitude of this event is hard to put into words, it’s not every day that you get to drive with the Hard Rock Stadium as your backdrop. I’m looking forward to learning this circuit and starting fresh and I’m fully focused on the job ahead.”
Although it was a recent addition to the calendar, the Miami Grand Prix has quickly turned into a noteworthy spectacle of entertainment, as drivers battle it out through the urban streets and rapid high-speed straightaways, accompanied by the picturesque Florida views. The open and flowing track is sure to offer up thrills for both drivers and fans alike, especially with overtaking opportunities on the tight corner at turn one following the long main straight, the sweeping multi-curve apexes of turns six, seven and eight, as well as the intense braking zone at turn eleven.
“I’m very grateful to the team for all the hard work they’ve put in to make sure we’re race ready for Miami,” said Nepveu. “They truly rallied together and came through for me in such a short time between rounds. I also want to thank my partners Allrem, Evirum, Richelieu, Cromwell and GFL, who joined us recently. I greatly appreciate their support and encouragement. I’ll be giving it everything I’ve got out there and hope to bring home a strong result!”
Thomas will be on track on Friday, May 5 for two practice sessions at 4:00 PM and 7:25 PM ET, followed by qualifying on Saturday, May 6 at 10:15 AM. The first race will take place at 2:05 PM, followed by the second race of the weekend on Sunday, May 7 at 12:25 PM.
- By Éliane Gilain/Thomas Nepveu Motorsport