Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Getting Closer to the Front


Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Getting Closer to the Front

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Garcia will take fifth in GTD Pro forward of 10-hour Petit Le Mans finale&#13
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BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2022) – Antonio Garcia and Corvette Racing will commence on the 3rd row of the GT Daytona (GTD) class and fifth in GTD Professional on Saturday for the 10-hour Petit Le Mans – the final race of this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.&#13
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Garcia established a most effective lap of 1:19.444 (115.099 mph) all over Michelin Raceway Highway Atlanta in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R. He will group with Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg as the race goes green at 12:10 p.m. ET (NBC, Peacock, XM 207).&#13
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Garcia was .609 seconds off Jack Hawksworth’s pole-winning time in GTD Pro. Having said that, there is only a .165-next margin from third to fifth. &#13
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Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Getting Closer to the Front

As has been the circumstance at each and every IMSA round this year, it’s the initially event for Corvette Racing at Street Atlanta in the GTD category just after eight decades in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. When compared to preceding several years, the GTD-spec Corvette runs with a lot more bodyweight, a lot less electric power, an anti-lock braking process and a spec Michelin tire.&#13
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This year’s Petit Le Mans is the 25th managing of the stamina traditional with Corvette Racing wanting for its ninth course victory because its first race there in 1999… but 1st due to the fact 2010. That prolonged-awaited victory would support Garcia and Taylor secure 2nd spot in the GTD Pro Motorists Championship and also go a lengthy way towards winning the Michelin Endurance Cup – a selection of the four premier extended-distance races for the WeatherTech Championship. &#13
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The time-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona and Petit Le Mans bookend the Stamina Cup, which sees Chevrolet 2nd in the Makers standings moving into Street Atlanta. Garcia, Taylor and Catsburg won the Endurance Cup’s 2nd round – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – in March to shift into rivalry.&#13
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The 10-hour Petit Le Mans is scheduled for 12:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 1. The race will air live on NBC from midday-3 p.m. ET and from 7-10:30 p.m. ET on United states. Peacock will have stay flag-to-flag streaming from midday-10:30 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio will offer stay audio protection Saturday on IMSA.com, XM 207 and SiriusXM On the net 992.&#13
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Corvette Racing at Road Atlanta: Getting Closer to the Front

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – Certified FIFTH IN GTD Pro:

“I would not take into consideration that good. My lap was probably decent but I truly feel like I experienced a very small little bit extra. It was difficult to place alongside one another with how the auto behaved and how terrible site visitors was. Targeted traffic interaction was not good, and that killed a small momentum. That is the very same for every person.

“When you occur to these variety of races exactly where the car count is massive and Highway Atlanta is only an 80-2nd lap, your possibilities of obtaining in the way of somebody or a person having in your way are increased. It’s hard to truly gauge when you have to drive and when do you have your time to go and try for a speedy a single. When I decided to go, it was not a great second. I had two vehicles coming out of the pits and due to the fact of that it snowballs into even bigger challenges. It’s never simple and under no circumstances simple right here. We’re up there (in the GTD order). It’s still a 10-hour race, which is a prolonged way so qualifying doesn’t indicate a good deal. For confident we have some more feedback on how the car behaves and I’m positive we’ll have a greater Corvette tomorrow.”

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