2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule and Results
Jan. 25-28 – Rolex 24 At Daytona P/GTLM/GTD Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida – 24 HoursDETROIT (Jan. 28, 2018) – Corvette Racing turned in a mistake-free run with both its Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to post third- and fourth-place class finishes in the Rolex 24 At Daytona to open the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The result was a positive effort as Corvette Racing begins its 20th season of competition. Antonio Garcia, class pole-winner Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller placed third in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category with their No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It is the second Rolex 24 podium for the trio after they finished second two years ago, and it gives Garcia and Magnussen positive momentum as they seek to defend their GTLM Driver Championship from last year. ——————————————————————————————————————————————
March 14-17 – Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida P/GTLM/GTD Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, Florida – 12 Hours
April 13-14 – BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach P/GTLM Long Beach, California – 100 Minutes
May 4-6 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course P/GTLM/GTD Lexington, Ohio – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
June 1-2 – Chevrolet Sports Car Classic P/GTD Belle Isle Park – Detroit, Michigan – 100 Minutes
June 28-July 1 – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen P/GTLM/GTD Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, New York – 6 Hours
July 6-8 – Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix P/GTLM/GTD Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
July 20-21 – Northeast Grand Prix GTLM/GTD Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, Connecticut – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Aug. 3-5 – Continental Tire Road Race Showcase P/GTLM/GTD Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Aug. 17-19 – Michelin GT Challenge GTLM/GTD VIRginia International Raceway – Danville, Virginia – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Sept. 7-9 – Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda P/GTLM/GTD Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, California – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Oct. 10-13 – Motul Petit Le Mans P/GTLM/GTD Road Atlanta – Braselton, Georgia – 10 Hours
Corvette Racing Focused on Racecraft for 2017
2017 FINAL RESULTS:
2017 IMSA GTLM Manufacturer Champion
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – Chevrolet earned its second consecutive Manufacturer Championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) category Saturday at Road Atlanta. A second-place finish in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans for the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R gave Chevrolet its 12th GT Manufacturer title dating back to the 2001 American Le Mans Series season.
2017 IMSA GTLM Driver & Team Champions
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – With the opening stages of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race in the record books, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen clinched the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The start of the season finale also means the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R squad earned the GTLM Team Championship.
Corvette Racing’s team manager Ben Johnson recently dished some ‘inside baseball’ to Motorsport.com in which he said the team is focusing on maximizing the current Corvette C7.R package while working to reduce errors on the track and in the pits.
The GT Le Mans class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is as competitive as its ever been with Ford, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Corvette all vying for the Manufacturers Championship. The Rolex 24 at Daytona showed the just how strong the competition is as all five manufacturers were in the hunt for the win in the final laps of the 24 hour race.
“GTLM in IMSA is just taking another step forward. Porsche comes with a brand new car and they mounted their engine in the middle of the car, you have Ford with four cars, exactly as they were at Le Mans last year, Ferrari did two cars, you got BMW back with their M6, so we know its gonna be unbelieveably tough. All those manufacturers are gunning for us, so we know we’ve got to be completely 100% every lap, every pit stop, every decision on strategy. There’s no room for mistakes, there’s no room for a little bit of weakness ’cause someone will pounce on it straightaway.”