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 More podium success in Pirelli World Challenge

Always Evolving / AIM Autosport drivers Frankie Montecalvo and former GT Academy winner Ricardo Sanchez have charged to another podium result in Pirelli World Challenge SprintX competition, scoring a second-placed finish Sunday.

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Montecalvo scored the Pro/Am class pole on Saturday but the first race for the duo was ruined by a puncture.

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Sanchez made amends on Sunday. After starting 18th, the Mexican earned the award for the best start of the race, moving into the top ten within two laps.

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He handed over to Montecalvo at half race distance and the American drove the Always Evolving / AIM Autosport Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 across the finish line in third place.

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However, a penalty applied to the class winner elevated Sanchez and Montecalvo to second.

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"We were very unlucky with the flat tyre on Saturday after having started on pole," Sanchez said.

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"We had to recover a lot of positions on Sunday, starting 18th overall and eighth in class. We spent a lot of time discussing the strategy and the plan was certainly to be aggressive on the start.

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"I went inside first, then outside and managed to grab eight positions in the first two laps to move into the top 10 and fourth in the Pro/Am class.

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"We ended up P2 at the end because the class winner had to serve a drive-through penalty. It was a really good day. We were a little unlucky with the safety car as well. We were right behind the eventual class winner so we came very close to getting the win."

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The final round of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship will be held at Circuit of The Americas on September 1-3.

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More snaps from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Utah Motorsports Park

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