The IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship is set to wrap up this weekend with the 2018 Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Let’s take a trip back to the previous round at Laguna Seca and see where Corvette Racing stands heading into the final ten hour endurance race.
Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca – Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix
“Corvette Racing approached the penultimate round of the IMSA season – the Monterey Grand Prix at Laguna Seca – locked in a close title battle with rival manufacturers Ford and Porsche. Mobil 1 The Grid was present to capture a behind-the-scenes account of the event, from the pre-weekend build-up through to the chequered flag. Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia all feature, along with #3 and #4 car crew chiefs Dan Binks and Brian Hoye.”
GTLM Balance of Performance (BoP) after Laguna Seca
After the #25 BMW Team RLL took back to back wins at Virginia International Raceway and Laguna Seca, the BMW M8 GTE’s will have 6L less of fuel capacity.
In addition, only the Porsche 911 RSR’s received BoP adjustments. They will carry an additional 15 kg of ballast and have a 1L increase of fuel capacity. Their naturally aspirated 4.0L flat six will also make more power with a larger air restrictor, an increase of 0.7mm.
2018 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship – GTLM Standings
The championship fight in GTLM has intensified as we head into Petit Le Mans. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and the #3 Corvette Racing have a nine point lead in driver and team points. However, they are trailing Ford in the manufacturer championship by ten points. With such a large gap, Ford will most likely win the manufacturer title at Road Atlanta.
Hot on their heels is the #67 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook. If the #3 Corvette can finish on the podium, then they will take home the driver and team championships.
To see how the GTLM championship unfold, make sure to check out the IMSA website for more information.
Special thanks to Mobil 1 The Grid and Sunset Vine for submitting this video.