ESTRE AND CISNEROS WIN GT/GTA ROUND 10 AT DETROIT'S BELLE ISLE
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ESTRE AND CISNEROS WIN GT/GTA ROUND 10 AT DETROIT'S BELLE ISLE

DETROIT, Mich., - Kevin Estre, of Lochau, Austria and Henrique Cisneros, of Miami, FL won in GT and GTA respectively in Saturday's Round 10 at Detroit's Belle Isle and the Cadillac V-Series Challenge presented by the Metro Detroit Cadillac dealers.

The 50-minute race began with a rolling start and GT pole sitter Olivier Beretta, of Monte Carlo, Monaco, in the No. 61 Ferrari of Ontario/Toronto/Alberta R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia took the lead through turn 1 over Estre in the No. 9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3, who started second, and Johnny O'Connell, of Flowery Branch, Ga, in the No. 3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-V R, who had started third.

GTA pole sitter Henrique Cisneros, of Miami, Fla, in the No. 30 MOMO NGT Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia took the lead in class over Martin Fuentes, of Mexico City, MX, in the No. 07 Scuderia Corsa/Hublot/Samsung/UnderArmour Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia and Frank Montecalvo, of Highlands, N.J. in the No. 66 Bayshore Racing DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3. Bret Curtis, of Austin, Texas, in the No. 32 Turner Motorsport/SPECTRA Resources Corp/United Steel Supply/Valspar Paint Up BMW E89 Z4 GT3 had a great start moving up seven positions, earning the Optima Batteries Best Start Award, from his 20th starting position for second in GTA as they crossed the stripe to complete lap 1. Montecalvo was 3rd in class as they crossed the line.

On lap 2, Estre was challenging Beretta and executed a clean pass through turns 12 and 13 for the lead. Estre was awarded the Cadillac ATS-V Move of the Race with the pass.

Through lap 3, Estre had built a gap of 1.330 seconds over Beretta, with O'Connell third, Nick Catsburg, of Voorthuizen, Netherlands, in the No. 25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 in fourth, and Ryan Eversley, of Atlanta, Ga., in the No. 43 RealTime/Acura Motorsports/HPD Acura TLX-GT in fifth. In GTA, Cisneros had built a gap of 1.019 seconds over Curtis.

By lap 5, Estre had built his lead to 2.141 seconds over Beretta, while at that point in the race setting a new race lap record with a 1:31.552 (previous record was held by Anthony Lazzaro who ran a 1:32.488 in 2014). On the same lap, Catsburg's No. 25 car would make contact with O'Connell's No. 3 machine, allowing Catsburg to move into third. O'Connell lost momentum and fell back to sixth.

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