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 HoursThis event was not memorable ——————————————————————————————————————————————
April 13-14 – BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach P/GTLM Long Beach, California – 100 MinutesSeventh victory for Corvette Racing, Team Chevy in IMSA at Long Beach LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 14, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner raced their way to back-to-back victories in southern California by claiming the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach for the second year in a row. The duo won by 2.157 seconds in their No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. It was the 107th class victory all-time for Corvette Racing and the first of its 20th season of competition. The team also won for the 16th time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–
May 4-6 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course P/GTLM/GTD Lexington, Ohio – 2 Hours, 40 MinutesLEXINGTON, Ohio (May 6, 2018) – Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia earned a podium finish Sunday in Corvette Racing’s return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. The duo piloted their No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to a third-place finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. ———————————————————————————————————————————————
June 1-2 – Chevrolet Sports Car Classic P/GTD Belle Isle Park – Detroit, Michigan – 100 Minutes
June 16-17 – 24 Hours of LeMans, LeMans, France
LE MANS, France (June 17, 2018) – In 19 years of competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing has experienced both disappointment and achievement. The constant in each case, though, is the drive of those on the program to give maximum effort each and every appearance.
That was on display again this year at the 86th running of the French endurance classic. Corvette Racing showed its mettle in the face of adversity as it fought for a ninth class victory at Le Mans. It wasn’t meant to be as Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller finished fifth in the GTE Pro category with their No. 63 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.
June 28-July 1 – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen P/GTLM/GTD Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, New York – 6 HoursCORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Steamy Runner-Up for Garcia, Magnussen No. 3 Corvette on GTLM podium for second straight season; Gavin, Milner finish top-five WATKINS GLEN, New York (July 1, 2018) – Corvette Racing endured one of its most trying races in recent memory Sunday, and the team was rewarded with a runner-up finish by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. ———————————————————————————————————————————————-
July 6-8 – Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix P/GTLM/GTD Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada – 2 Hours, 40 MinutesDETROIT (July 8, 2018) – Corvette Racing’s pair of Chevrolet Corvettes both finished on the class podium Sunday at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. It marked the team’s first double podium of the season and allowed both Corvette C7.Rs to gain positions in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) points standings of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen placed second in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, just ahead of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette. The results vaulted Garcia and Magnussen to second place in the GTLM Driver’s Championship while Gavin and Milner are now tied for fourth. Chevrolet also moved up a spot in the Manufacturer standings to second after six rounds. ———————————————————————————————————————————————-
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.”