Corvette starts strongly in Lime Rock IMSA GT

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Corvette starts strongly in Lime Rock IMSA GT


Corvette starts strongly in Lime Rock IMSA GT


Corvette Racing led the opening practice session at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, with the No. 3 Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia beating out the No. 4 Corvette C8.R of Nick Tandy by just 0.037s. Garcia’s time was 50.456s.

The No. 79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR was 0.340s behind the No. 4 Corvette after Mathieu Jaminet set a time of 50.796s.

In GT Daytona, the No. 19 GRT Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini Huracan GT3 topped the charts with a time of 52.499s from Frank Perera. Patrick Long was just 0.028s behind Perera in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

In a reminder of just how tight the action on this track can be, Ross Gunn in the No. 23 Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 ended the session a staggering 0.001s off of Long’s time.

There were no notable incidents in the one-hour session and all cars completed around 50 laps.

This weekend is one of two GT-only events with a three-car GTLM field leading a pack of 13 GTD entries. It’s also a fairly busy weekend with Free Practice 1, Free Practice 2, and qualifying all slated for Friday, with a sprint race on Saturday. That leaves teams under pressure to find speed if they haven’t already.



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