Hanley Motorsports Primed and Ready for Rounds 3 & 4 of Pirelli GT4 America at NOLA
New Orleans, LA
Hanley Motorsports is prepared for a strong performance in Rounds 3 & 4 of the 2023 Pirelli GT4 America season at NOLA Motorsports Park, April 28-30. Parker Thompson and Daniel Hanley will share duties behind the wheel of the No. 999 GR Supra GT4 EVO in the Silver category. After pushing through challenges in their first weekend of racing last month at Sonoma Raceway, Hanley Motorsports is eager to showcase its full potential at this weekend’s event.
With two races in the season-opener under their belts and two days of testing completed at NOLA Motorsports Park last week, Hanley Motorsports is primed for action. “We’re excited to be heading to NOLA Motorsports Park and are ready for what awaits us there,” said team owner Robert Hanley. “At Sonoma, we dove in headfirst and still felt like we were on the cusp of success. Now that we’ve had a chance to start developing our team and our car, we’re excited to see what we can accomplish.”
Driver Parker Thompson emphasized the benefits of testing at the unique, 16-turn New Orleans road course. “Neither Daniel nor I have much experience at NOLA Motorsports Park, so we both appreciated the opportunity to familiarize ourselves with the course in advance of race weekend. On top of that, we are excited to have recently taken delivery of a brand-new GR Supra GT4 EVO. Having two cars on hand helped Daniel, myself, and, notably, our engineer Geoff Fickling make the most of our time. I’m enjoying the balance of the GR Supra. As I get more comfortable with the car, my expectations continue to rise,” said Thompson. “We have a great team. Now it’s time to show it.”
Rookie driver Daniel Hanley is also excited about the event. “I’m still learning the ins and outs of this GR Supra GT4 EVO race car and the Pirelli GT4 America series, but there are great signs of progress,” said Hanley. “I’m confident we can deliver a good result.”
Rounds 3 & 4 Pirelli GT4 America at NOLA Motorsports Park
Friday, April 28, 2023
12:05 PM – Practice 1
4:30 PM – Practice 2
Saturday, April 29, 2023
10:20 AM – Qualifying Driver 1
10:40 AM – Qualifying Driver 2
5:00 PM – Race 1
Sunday, April 30, 2023
11:30 AM – Race 2
*ALL TIMES CDT
Thompson and Hanley clenched victory in the weekend’s opening race, earned a podium in the second, and started from pole position in the third.
The result marks the team’s first overall race win, their second class victory, and their third podium. The Sebring weekend schedule continues on Saturday.
A unique Sebring schedule offers Parker Thompson and Daniel Hanley three opportunities to earn the Hanley Motorsports GR Supra its second victory of the season.