Preview: 2015 Oak Tree Grand Prix


The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship head to Virginia International Raceway for the 2015 Oak Tree Grand Prix this weekend.

The GT-only event will be entered by eight GTLM cars and ten GTD cars, and no changes have been made to either class’ entry list since Road America.

With three races remaining, the championship battle is beginning to heat up in both categories. Currently, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen lead the way in GTLM on 217 points, followed by the BMW team of Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner, just four points behind.

Meanwhile, Christina Nielsen took the GTD lead last time out on 199 points, her team-mate Kuno Wittmer having entered fewer races and so sits further down the order. Her main challengers are Dion von Moltke (read The Checkered Flag’s interview with him prior to the race here) and Christopher Haase, who are two points down.

Virginia International Raceway (VIR) is located in Alton, VA, a half mile from the North Carolina border. A challenging and technical track, it is one loved by most drivers, and features many corners that mimic those from other circuits, such as Laguna Seca’s Corkscrew.

The race starts at 13:05 local (18:05 UK) on Sunday and will last the standard 2 hours 4 minutes.

Video courtesy of Tudor Championship YouTube Channel