Watkins Glen (2019)
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Motorsport.com columnist Jan Magnussen is enduring somewhat of a win drought in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing, but he and co-driver Antonio Garcia came agonizingly close to ending it last weekend…
Steffen Hollwarth, Porsche’s program manager in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship, says victory for Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen was a perfect example of race execution overcoming a car performance deficit.
Jan Magnussen admits that another near miss for Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen is frustrating, although he and teammate Antonio Garcia inched closer to the GT Le Mans class points lead.
Jonathan Bomarito, who along with Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla led a Mazda Team Joest 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen yesterday, says the RT24-Ps were so fast that fulfilling their potential came down simply to “execution”.
Mazda Team Joest scored a brilliant 1-2 in the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla’s #55 car leading the #77 of Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard to end more than five years of heartbreaking near-misses in emphatic style.
A sensational battle between the Mazda RT24-Ps and Acura ARX-05s saw Oliver Jarvis take pole for the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen by 0.223sec ahead of Dane Cameron’s best effort for Acura Team Penske.
Oliver Jarvis put the #77 Mazda RT24-P at the top of the times in the last practice before qualifying for the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of Watkins Glen, grabbing a set of slicks in the final minutes to go fastest by almost 3.5sec.
Dane Cameron set a devastating pace in second practice for the Sahlens 6 Hours at Watkins Glen, putting the #6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 at the top of the times by over 0.8sec.
Mazda's Harry Tincknell lapped Watkins Glen in 1min30.690sec to beat Helio Castroneves’ best efforts for Acura Team Penske by just 0.112sec in opening practice for this weekend’s Sahlen’s 6 Hours.
Corvette’s Oliver Gavin says this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen will be one of the most physically demanding races on the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, as the team seeks its first race win since April last year.