Watkins Glen (2018)
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Markus Palttala admits that no one on the Turner Motorsport team had expected to scoop GT Daytona class victory in yesterday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia says that the team wasn’t expecting to win the GTLM class of the Watkins Glen Six Hours, so leading several laps and finishing runner-up was a major achievement.
United Autosports drivers Phil Hanson, Bruno Senna and Paul di Resta believe they had a “second place and a possible victory taken away” at Watkins Glen after di Resta was hit by the CORE autosport car.
Misha Goikhberg says that capturing victory in the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen has relieved a lot of pressure for the JDC-Miller MotorSports team, for whom it was a first victory in IMSA.
JDC Miller’s Stephen Simpson, Misha Goikhberg and Chris Miller pulled off a superb victory in the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen as the Ford GT of Dirk Muller and Joey Hand conquered GTLM and Turner Motorsports captured GTD honors.
Colin Braun set a new qualifying track record to capture pole position for the Sahlens Six Hours of The Glen in his CORE autosport Oreca, beating Paul di Resta’s United Autosports Ligier by a mere 0.006sec.
Dane Cameron put the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 on top in third practice for the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, but the session was brought to a slightly premature halt by a substantial accident for Rene Rast in the #77 Mazda RT24-P.
Romain Dumas turned the fastest lap in second practice for the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen, edging the fastest DPi cars by more than a quarter of a second.
The Acura Team Penske ARX-05 of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya was 0.9sec clear of its nearest opposition in opening practice for this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Gabby Chaves will sub for the injured Joao Barbosa at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.