Pirelli World Challenge GTS, KTM XBow GT4 #8, #80, #88

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Bowmanville, Ontario

The third event of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTS Championship marks the only Canadian stop on the schedule, a track that is respected world-wide as a high speed and high consequence circuit, that also happens to be Anthony Mantella and Martin Barkey’s home track. Located 1 hour East from Toronto, this former F1 circuit draws large crowds and always offers fans an action filled experience.

Martin Barkey on route to Mantella Autosport's first Pole Position. Congratulations Martin on a great Qualifying.

Martin Barkey on route to Mantella Autosport’s first Pole Position. Congratulations Martin on a great Qualifying.

After a successful test program leading up to the event, the teams’ KTM XBow GT4’s were dialed in and ready to do battle. Martin Barkey wasted no time, securing pole position in the #80 MBRP Exhaust Mantella Autosport KTM XBow for Race #1.

Anthony Mantella leads teammate Martin Barkey through CTMP's high speed Turn 1. No brakes needed in the KTM XBow here.

Anthony Mantella leads teammate Martin Barkey through CTMP’s high speed Turn 1. No brakes needed in the KTM XBow here.

Anthony Mantella drove a great Race #2 finding the final step of the podium, P3 in front of the home crowd and the teams first podium of 2017. Strong performances from both team drivers moved Anthony up to P4 in the overall GTS Championship and maintained Martin’s P2 standing. 2017 is shaping up to be a strong championship effort for Mantella Autosport.

Anthony Mantella barely avoids a Mustang GT4 that suffered a driveline failure on the standing start.

Anthony Mantella barely avoids a Mustang GT4 that suffered a driveline failure on the standing start.

Podium celebrations after a hard fought P3. Congratulations Anthony!

Podium celebrations after a hard fought P3. Congratulations Anthony!

The CTMP autograph session was well attended. Always a great opportunity to meet your favourite drivers.

The CTMP autograph session was well attended. Always a great opportunity to meet your favourite drivers.

Mantella Racing- Pirelli World Challenge CTMP

Lead tech on the 8 car Joe Ferguson and Team Manager/Engineer Andrew Wojteczko reflect on a successful event while waiting for the 8 car to clear post race tech.

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Mantella Autosport is pleased to offer the opportunity to race a KTM XBow GT4 in the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship.

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Why #racewithmantella?

There are many reasons:
1. Proven race winners in the PWC. Both Anthony Mantella and Martin Barkey claimed wins and multiple podium finishes in the 2016 championship driving the KTM XBow GT4 with Mantella Autosport

Martin has had the opportunity to dial in his champagne game this season, with three podiums, finding the top step at the final event of the season

Martin has had the opportunity to dial in his champagne game this season, with three podiums, finding the top step at the final event of the season

  1. Professional preparation. By rigorously following the maintenance schedules put forward by Reiter Engineering, Mantella Autosport’s licensed technicians operate reliable vehicles, necessary to pursue a championship.
Joe Ferguson always makes sure the XBow he oversees is prepared to perfection.

Joe Ferguson always makes sure the XBow he oversees is prepared to perfection.

  1. Positive team environment. Mantella Autosport is a place of respect, a place of friendship, where encouragement and support can be found within all aspects of team life.
It's a team effort, from driving to wrenching, engineering to spotting, respect and comradery, these are all elements that make success possible

It’s a team effort, from driving to wrenching, engineering to spotting, respect and comradery, these are all elements that make success possible

  1. In depth engineering and coaching. Team lead Andrew Wojteczko provides in depth data analysis, race winning setups, and driver coaching to help get the most from each session on track.
Debriefing with Martin Barkey before hitting the data room

Debriefing with Martin Barkey before hitting the data room

Finding speed through data analysis and driver coaching

Finding speed through data analysis and driver coaching

  1. Professional presentation. Mantella Autosport prepares a premium paddock experience, with hospitality area and pristinely detailed equipment on show at all times.
Under the tent with Mantella Autosport at Lime Rock Park

Under the tent with Mantella Autosport at Lime Rock Park

  1. Fun. Last but not certainly least. Mantella Autosport takes racing very seriously while maintaining an upbeat environment.
Keeping the fun in racing

Keeping the fun in racing

Interested parties should contact andrew@mantellaautosport.com for details on operating budget and vehicle rental or ownership opportunities. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and check out our awesome event videos on Youtube or on the Mantellaautosport.com website. Please be advised deadline to register with Mantella Autosport for the 2017 PWC season is January 2nd, 2017. Don’t miss out!