Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and the rest of Corvette Racing’s squad in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are back stateside for another shot at a long-distance race victory at Watkins Glen.
Picture Credit score: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing
Garcia, Taylor hope to rebound from Le Mans with Six Hours repeat
DETROIT (June 22, 2022) – Whereas their run on the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended with disappointment, Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and the remainder ofsquad within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are again stateside for an additional shot at a long-distance race victory.
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is the primary race within the U.S. since Might 1 for Corvette Racing and the remaining for the sector of rivals within the new GT Daytona (GTD) PRO class. By means of 5 races, Garcia and Taylor stand second in Drivers factors as does Chevrolet within the Producers standings on the energy of a category victory on the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.
The No. 3 Corvette additionally arrives at The Glen main GTD PRO within the Michelin Endurance Cup – a championship made up of the WeatherTech Championship’s 4 long-distance races. Given current success at The Glen, there’s a greater than common probability that benefit stays going into the weekend.
Corvette Racing has three victories at Watkins Glen since 2014 – together with two final yr. Garcia and Taylor gained within the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in final yr’s Sahlen’s Six Hours in addition to the WeatherTech 240 dash a race per week later.
Garcia is one among 9 drivers to win greater than as soon as within the Sahlen’s Six Hours and has 5 podium finishes in his final 5 races at The Glen, whereas Taylor gained for the primary time within the occasion a yr in the past.
Chevrolet has a powerful historical past of success within the race with 18 victories – second amongst lively producers.
The GTD PRO Corvette differs in a number of methods from the C8.R that ran at Watkins Glen in 2021. Chief among the many variations are further weight, restricted energy and buyer Michelin tires which are mandated for all GTD entries versus Michelins particularly designed for the C8.R in GTLM trim.
Chevrolet Motorsports Show On-Website at The Glen
Along with the numerous sequence and occasions on the racetrack at Watkins Glen, followers may have loads to see and expertise from Chevrolet. The Chevrolet Motorsports Show might be filled with Chevy autos that spectators can study extra about all through the weekend.
The Chevrolet Motorsports Show opens at 8 a.m. Friday via Sunday and is situated within the Fan Halfway at Watkins Glen Worldwide. Quite a few Chevrolet autos and different highlights embrace:
- The 2023 Corvette Z06 convertible
- Extra Chevrolet merchandise equivalent to Blazer RS, Silverado ZR2, Camaro 2SS 1LE and Colorado ZR2
- A Corvette Racing C8.R showcar and LT6.R engine
- A possibility to obtain a 2022 Crew Chevy t-shirt
Followers also needs to be looking out for a further Corvette on the racetrack. A Corvette Stingray will function Official Tempo Automobile for the two-hour Tioga Downs On line casino race for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. ET on Sunday, June 26. The race will stream reside on Peacock with USA’s reside tv protection starting at 2 p.m. ETIMSA Radio will air all on-track classes starting at IMSA.com together with XM 207 and SiriusXM On-line 992.
ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R:
“I actually, actually like this race. I benefit from the monitor rather a lot. I imagine it was my very first race in America in GRAND-AM. We’ve usually been robust there. Being a six-hour race, there all the time is one thing occurring. It may be a super-hot race, there could also be rain storms… you by no means know what’s a race at Watkins Glen goes to be like. That’s why expertise is an effective factor to have there. I feel I’ve run in each totally different situation there so I’m trying ahead to going again on this new class and see how this spec of the C8.R matches in there.”
JORDAN TAYLOR, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R:
“Successful final yr’s race was a giant deal. It was all the time on my dad’s bucket record of races to win as a driver. I feel it was the one endurance race that he hadn’t gained. He gained Daytona, Sebring, Petit Le Mans and Le Mans, so the one he all the time talked about was the Six Hours. The identical was occurring for me. I had gone all these years with out successful it. I completed second a few occasions, I feel, and it was all the time one thing little. To lastly have every part click on and work out was fairly particular. It actually kicked off our season final yr with an excellent run of success.”
“Watkins Glen was all the time a cool race for me from clearly watching sports activities automobile racing but in addition being a fan of motorsport. It was one of many few natural-terrain highway programs that Components One utilized in America. Seeing previous footage of Components One automobiles round there and nonetheless having the basic blue guardrails to pay homage to the historical past is fairly particular. To win at these forms of tracks is very nice.”
2022 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTD PRO
(After 4 of 11 Occasions)
1. Mathieu Jaminet/Matt Campbell – 1,345
2. Antonio Garcia/Jordan Taylor – 1,295
3. Ben Barnicoat/Jack Hawksworth – 1,265
4. Cooper MacNeil – 1,112
5. Alex Riberas/Ross Gunn – 1,106
1. No. 9 Pfaff Motorsports – 1,345
2. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 1,295
3. No. 14 VasserSullivan – 1,265
4. No. 79 WeatherTech Racing – 1,112
5. No. 23 Coronary heart of Racing Crew – 1,106
1. Porsche – 1,345
2. Chevrolet – 1,305
3. Lexus – 1,295
4. Mercedes-AMG – 1,220
5. BMW – 1,180