Antonio Garcia Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Last year, Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team fittingly scored the team’s third straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship. The team’s other Chevrolet Corvette C7.R carries No. 4. Can they keep the trend going? As Tommy Milner – the co-driver of the No. 4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin, with whom he also shared the 2016 GTLM championship and a win that year in the Rolex 24 At Daytona – puts it, a strong result in the season opener definitelyRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – How rare is it for a driver or drivers to win an IMSA championship without winning a race, as No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-drivers Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia did in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class? Pretty rare, as it turns out. Since the first year of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 1999 and including all GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and WeatherTech Championship seasons, there have been a total ofRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – It wasn’t exactly how the team drew it up, but Corvette Racing won its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class championship Saturday in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 10-hour race was won in class by the No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR and co-drivers Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki, but it was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, joined at Road Atlanta byRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship draws to a close on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Road Atlanta with the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans. The race also represents the season finale for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The 21st annual Motul Petit Le Mans headlines an event week at the 2.54-mile, 12-turn Road Atlanta circuit that also includes the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s two-hour Fox Factory 120 , which wraps up its 2018 campaign on Friday, Oct. 12. OtherRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the season finale for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – this is the first in a series in which the primary championship contenders in each of the three classes are compared. Today, we’ll take a look at the Chevrolet vs. Ford battle for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship: No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen Engine: 5.5-liter normally aspirated V8 (front engine) Points: 299 – 1stRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DANVILLE, Va. – Garcia Gets VIR Three-peat Effort Off to Solid Start by Leading Friday Practice at VIR Antonio Garcia was at it again on Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. After winning the Michelin GT Challenge each of the past two years with No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-driver Jan Magnussen, Garcia posted the fastest time in Friday practice for the two-hour, 40-minute race on Sunday. Garcia’s best time – which came in the second of the day’s two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practiceRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Right now, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are four points out of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class points lead. With three races left on the 2018 schedule starting with this Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s officially “go time” in the championship. For Magnussen and Garcia, who co-drive the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, their chief competition for the title has been the pair of entries from Ford Chip GanassiRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The second of two GT-only races is on tap for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the series heads to VIRginia International Raceway near Danville, Virginia for the Michelin GT Challenge on Sunday, Aug. 19. The two-hour, 40-minute race will start at 1 p.m. ET with live television coverage beginning on FS1 for the first hour before moving to FS2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET IMSA Radio also will offer live coverage on IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and Sirius XM Radio (SiriusRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Dirk Mueller was running in second place midway through the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase and looked to be on his way to a podium finish but a rear suspension failure wasn’t part of the plan for the championship leaders in the GT Le Mans class. The No. 66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT went to the pits after taking the Turn 5 alternate exit to get to the paddock and had to deal with a drive-thru for working under a carRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — After a fiery start to Friday practice, the No. 22 Nissan DPi of Extreme Speed Motorsports was top of the time sheet in Sunday morning warmup ahead of the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Pipo Derani went around the 4.048 mile road course with a fast lap of 1 minute, 53.030 seconds for an average speed of 128.928 mph. Second fastest was the No. 7 Acura Team Penske entry of Ricky Taylor,Read More