IMSA Weathertech Championship

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The link below will provide you with a recap of 2016′s Weathertech championship results:

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Corvette Racing Focusing on Racecraft for 2017

Corvette Racing Focusing on Racecraft for 2017
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / Corvette Racing

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.”

 This past year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

Date                 Event (Duration) / Venue                                                          Classes / Duration

Jan. 26-29 Rolex 24 At Daytona
Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
24 Hours
March 15-18 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida
Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, FL
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
12 Hours
April 7-8 BUBBA burger SpotsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
P/GTLM/GTD
100 Minutes
May 5-7 Circuit of The Americas
Circuit of The Americas – Austin, TX
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
June 2-3 Chevrolet Belle Isle Detroit Grand Prix
Belle Isle Park – Detroit, MI
P/PC/GTD
100 Minutes
June 30 – July 2 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen
Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
6 Hours
July 7-9 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Ontario, Canada
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
July 21-22 IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix
Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, CT
GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Aug. 4-6 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase
Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Aug. 25-27 Michelin GT Challenge
VIRginia International Raceway – Danville, VA
GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Sept. 23-24 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca- Monterey, CA
P/GTLM/GTD
2 Hours, 40 Minutes
Oct. 5-7 Petit Le Mans
Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA
P/PC/GTLM/GTD
10 Hours

 

 

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