Road Atlanta (2018)
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Outgoing IMSA Prototype champion Jordan Taylor said he’s happy that Petit Le Mans victory means that at least Wayne Taylor Racing has maintained its 100 percent record of scoring at least one win every season.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr says that clinching the IMSA Prototype championship in his inaugural season in the WeatherTech SportsCar series was “unbelievable” given the difficulties the team encountered at Petit Le Mans.
IMSA GT Le Mans champion Antonio Garcia has admitted he won’t forget in a hurry his blunder in Petit Le Mans that put his and Jan Magnussen’s championship crown in jeopardy until the final stint.
Renger van der Zande’s Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R passed Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque with two corners to go to win Petit Le Mans, as the latter's car died of fuel starvation.
With just two hours to go, Renger van der Zande, Jordan Taylor and Ryan Hunter-Reay have worked the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac into the lead, but GM’s GT Le Mans title hopes took a huge hit with a shunt for Antonio Garcia’s Corvette.
The Penske Team Acura of Graham Rahal, Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor is leading at Road Atlanta just ahead the #77 Mazda and the recovering #22 ESM Nissan.
Action Express Racing’s #31 Cadillac is leading at Road Atlanta, pursued hard by Helio Castroneves in the sole surviving Acura Team Penske ARX-05.
ESM Nissan’s Pipo Derani initially held on to his pole-winning advantage at the start of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship finale, staving off the Mazdas, but picked up a right-rear puncture.
Pipo Derani will start his final race for ESM Nissan from pole position after staving off a double-pronged Mazda attack in Petit Le Mans qualifying.
Oliver Jarvis edged Filipe Albuquerque by just 0.015sec to slot the Mazda Team Joest RT24-P into the lead in fourth practice for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale.
Filipe Albuquerque and Felipe Nasr gave Action Express Racing a 1-2 in first practice at Road Atlanta, with Jordan Taylor third in Wayne Taylor Racing’s similar Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Tristan Vautier will join Filipe Albuquerque and Christian Fittipaldi in Action Express Racing’s #5 car for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans, as fulltime driver Joao Barbosa is still recovering from a rib injury.
Porsche will run a special livery on its cars in this weekend’s Petit Le Mans IMSA finale, resembling that of the 1998 Le Mans 24 Hours-winning 911 GT1.
Formula E star Lucas di Grassi will make his first prototype start since Audi's withdrawal from the FIA World Endurance Championship in this month's Petit Le Mans IMSA season finale.
The factory-backed Risi Competizione Ferrari team will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after an absence of more than six months at Petit Le Mans next month.