Mazda led two of the three sessions on Saturday in the DPi class, with PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports doing likewise in LMP2. Wayne Taylor Racing and Dragonspeed interjected themselves during the afternoon session.
Mazda Team Joest and Wayne Taylor Racing had a strong opening day at the Roar Before the 24, while PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports led in LMP2, Porsche and Ferrari in GT Le Mans, and Riley Motorsports – Team AMG in GT Daytona.
Despite finishing only eighth in Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr became the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype champions.
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Filipe Albuquerque lost out on victory at Petit Le Mans with just two corners remaining as he ran out of fuel, allowing Renger van der Zande to come through for victory. Felipe Nasr and Eric Curran are your 2018 champions!
Extreme Speed Motorsports and Mazda Team Joest were fastest in practices three and four at Road Atlanta, Corvette finished 1-2 in GT Le Mans in both sessions, while Mercedes and Audi customers topped GT Daytona.
Championship contenders showed good pace in all three classes in the opening two practice sessions at Road Atlanta on Thursday.
Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr have a four-point advantage in the Prototype class heading into this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the finale of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Luis Felipe Derani will share driving duties with Felipe Nasr in the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing entry in 2019, with Eric Curran stepping back to race in just the four Michelin Endurance Cup races.
Jon Bennett and Colin Braun have taken their CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 to the overall and class victories at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Two former Formula 1 racers starred in Qualifying at Long Beach on Friday evening, with Juan Pablo Montoya claiming pole position ahead of Felipe Nasr.
The Checkered Flag looks ahead to this weekend’s third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship around the streets of Long Beach.
Luis Felipe Derani brought the #22 Tequila Patron ESM Nissan home on Saturday night to claim outright honours in the 66th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
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As day turns to night at Sebring, the battles for honours in all three classes is intense, with Mazda Team Joest leading overall thanks to its pit stop cycle.
Excessive contact and damage from many of the class leaders in the opening few laps saw a number of teams drop down the order at Sebring.
Tristan Vautier, Connor de Phillippi and Daniel Serra all set class lap records at Sebring to take pole position for Saturdays Mobil 1 Twelve Hours.