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PT Autosport looking for breakthrough victory in Montreal

Sedgwick ready to tackle the “permanent road course dressed like a street circuit” in the second of three F1 weekends for the Porsche Carrera Cup North America

MILLVILLE, NJ (3 June 2024) – PT Autosport with JDX Racing heads to Montreal, Quebec this weekend for the second of three Formula One race weekends on the Porsche Carrera Cup North America’s 2024 schedule.

For driver Alex Sedgwick and the second-year team, it’s a chance to check another historic racetrack off the list, as the 25-year-old Warwickshire, UK native will take the wheel of the No. 98 PT Autosport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car on the legendary Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for two 45-minute races on the weekend.

The Canadian Grand Prix has a 58-year history, shared between three racetracks. Having alternated between Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (then called Mosport) and Circuit Mont-Tremblant in its early years, the race made the 2.709-mile (4.36 km) road course its home when the circuit – located in the Parc Jean-Drapeau on Notre Dame Island in Montreal – was built.

The team continues its quest for that elusive first series win, having lost out on a likely victory four weeks ago in Miami when Sedgwick was penalized for changing position at the start – despite team video that showed he had in fact not moved. Putting that frustration behind him, Sedgwick looks ahead to one of the world’s most unique racetracks.

“I grew up watching F1 races from Montreal, since none of the other North American F1 tracks existed at the time,” said Sedgwick. “There’s so much history. And it’s such a unique track – it seems like a permanent road course that’s dressed like a street circuit. There is very little runoff, and high-speed, high-commitment corners with very little margin for error. I’m excited, I think it’s somewhere we can do well, since there will be very little time to get your head around it. It will be about feeling it out and being ready to send it, and that’s one of my strong points. I think the only driver in the field who has raced here is my teammate, Zachary Vanier. So clean slate – it will be about who can learn the fastest.”

For team principal Jason Myers, the outcome of the Miami weekend still rankles, but knowing that Sedgwick has pace gives the team confidence going into another street race.

“Moving onward from our rather unfortunate weekend at Miami, where Alex was fast across every session, including both races, we’re looking forward to another great F1 support weekend,” said Myers. “Montreal is a special place and I know Alex is very happy with the car that JDX is giving us. Now we’ve just got to put it all together, and I have faith in Alex to do just that. I cannot wait to see where else his career takes him after this season.”

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Quakertown, Penn.’s Brenna Schubert earned her first victory in a race car two weeks ago, at an SCCA event at New Jersey Motorsports Park. Competing in an SMX class SPEC MX-5, Schubert earned pole position but chose to start from the back of the field in order to gain more experience – and powered up through the field to take the win. Also competing in the STL class, Schubert qualified fourth and finished third.

The Porsche Carrera Cup North America series will contest two races at the Canadian Grand Prix. Race one takes the green flag Saturday at 5:55 p.m., with race two Sunday at 9:40 a.m. Eastern. The races will be broadcast live in the U.S., on, the NBC Peacock streaming app and

PT Autosport would like to thank partners STEAM Sports Foundation, Classic Car Club Manhattan and New Jersey Motorsports Park, as well as JDX Racing partners Byers/Porsche Columbus, and Renier Construction.