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Cracked Device Co. Monaco Grand Prix preview

The Canadian eMotorsports Network is set to tackle one of Formula 1’s most iconic tracks in both history and imagery.

Drivers will hit the legendary Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo for the Cracked Device Company Monaco Grand Prix, airing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST on the Canadian eMotorsports Network Facebook page.

Darcy Ford will look for a repeat performance from last week, where he drove his number 64 Ares Racing Ferrari to victory lane at the Centennial Auto Sport & Tire Spanish Grand Prix following a late spin from I-B-PRO-FUN Motorsport driver Ryan Gibson.

“Monaco is an amazing track,” Ford said. “It is so much fun and you need 100% focus the entire race. You cannot afford any mistakes at any time.”

Ford finished 3.636 seconds clear of second-place Zach Sullivan in his number 65 North Border Racing Ferrari, a reversal of their positions from the Inaugural Grand Prix. Sullivan continues to lead the driver standings by virtue of his fastest lap bonus point in Australia, while North Border saw its lead in the constructors table shrink to 16 points, 59-43 over second-place Ares Racing.

Monaco will also mark the Canadian eMotorsports Network debut of Angel Ortega, as he becomes the first to fly the Mexican flag in replacing Jason MacQuarrie full-time on 519 E-Racing, though MacQuarrie will compete as a reserve driver for Blake Bernard on I-B-PRO-FUN Motorsport.

Although it is the shortest circuit drivers will face this season, the Circuit de Monaco is also easily the toughest, with 19 tight corners packed into the 3.337-km track over the course of 39 laps. There is almost no margin for error around the circuit, beginning right away with the 90-degree Sainte-Devote right-hander and continuing up toward the Casino section before descending into the Grand Hotel Hairpin.

From there, drivers will come through the famous Tunnel, made even trickier if conditions are wet upon exit into the Nouvelle Chicane. After coming through the fast Tabac left-hander, drivers will navigate through the Piscine section before going through La Rascasse, a 135-degree right-hander that forces drivers into heavy braking before accelerating through the Antony Noghès corners to complete the lap.

The pre-race show will begin on the Canadian eMotorsports Network Facebook page at 7:30 p.m. EST, which will include the 18-minute qualifying session starting at 7:40 p.m. EST, followed by the race itself immediately after.

Here is a look at the official driver and constructor standings after round two.

For more information on Cracked Device Co., visit www.crackeddevice.ca.

For more information on the Canadian eMotorsports Network, visit www.hollandcollege.com/esportswww.facebook.com/emotorsportsCANwww.twitter.com/emotorsportsCAN and www.instagram.com/emotorsportsCAN.

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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020