After Lime Rock Prototype Drivers Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 220
1 Christian Fittipaldi 220
2 Dane Cameron 216
2 Eric Curran 216
3 Jordan Taylor 211
3 Ricky Taylor 211
4 Marc Goossens 197
5 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 191
6 Jonathan Bomarito 183
6 Tristan Nunez 183
7 Tom Long 179
7 Joel Miller 179
8 Katherine Legge 171
8 Ryan Dalziel 171
9 John Pew 164
10 Sean Rayhall 120
11 Johannes Van Overbeek 95
11 Scott Sharp 95
11 Luis Felipe Derani 95
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 84
13 Max Angelelli 82
14 Olivier Pla 77
15 Spencer Pigot 72
15 Ed Brown 72
16 Ben Devlin 70
17 Andy Meyrick 67
18 Scott Pruett 62
19 Filipe Albuquerque 61
20 Rubens Barrichello 53
1 #5 Action Express Racing 220
2 #31 Action Express Racing 216
3 #10 Wayne Taylor Racing 211
4 #90 Visitflorida.Com Racing 197
5 #60 Michael Shank Racing 191
6 #55 Mazda Motorsports 183
7 #70 Mazda Motorsports 179
8 #0 Panoz Deltawing Racing 144
9 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 95
10 #50 Highway To Help 46
11 #81 Dragonspeed 29
12 #01 Ford Chip Ganassi 27
13 #02 Ford Chip Ganassi 25
14 #37 Smp Racing 23
15 #24 Porsche Centre Oakville 21
1 Chevrolet 236
2 Honda 227
3 Mazda 212
4 Bmw 56
5 Ford 30
Latest SportsCars News and Commentary
IMSA Circuit of The Americas Post-Race Notebook
by Steven Cole Smith • WeatherTech Championship Title Battles Far From Over • Endurance Cup Title To Be Decided At Petit • Speaking of Road Atlanta • CORE moving to GT Daytona • Porsche North America Back In Form • It’s a full schedule at Petit
by Russell Mill One after another, winning teams and drivers in the Lone Star Le Mans described how sweltering the six-hour sports car race was Saturday night at Circuit of the Americas. Welcome to Austin in mid-September boys, where 90 degrees and 50-percent humidity comes with the territory. At least it didn’t rain. Fans didn’t mind the weather. More than 30,000 came out Saturday and Russell Mill was there to capture the highlights.
Audi had fastest cars early but faded Reigning champions Timo Bernhard, Mark Webber and Brendon Hartley took victory in today’s 6 Hours of COTA, the Lone Star Le Mans event at Austin, Texas. The trio secured a third consecutive WEC win after a grueling race held in challenging hot conditions. It was an exciting strategic battle between all of the LMP1 manufacturers – Audi, Porsche and Toyota, and all three were represented on the podium.
Racing in the most brutally hot conditions of the season proved to be a piece of cake for brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, who in stifling Texas heat and humidity co-drove the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) to a stifling victory in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of the Americas on the outskirts of Austin. Starting from the pole for the first time this season, they led 70 of the 75 laps raced around the 3.4-mile, 20-turn home to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix in 93-degree temperatures outside and 130 degrees inside the cockpit.
For the fourth time this year and for the third time in succession Audi has achieved the best starting base: the two Audi R18 cars locked out the front row of the grid for round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). As previously at Silverstone and the Nurburgring, car number 7 was unbeatable in qualifying. Marcel Fassler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Treluyer (CH/D/F) will be starting the race at Austin (Texas) on Saturday from pole position.
Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas The No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) will start Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans on the pole after IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying Friday afternoon at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Ricky Taylor, who’s co-driving with his brother Jordan Taylor and is also taking part in Saturday night’s six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship race with the French No. 50 Larbre Competition LMGT-AM-class Corvette C7.R team, drove a fast lap of 1 minute, 58.712 seconds at 103.1 mph around the 3.4-mile, 20-turn layout that is home to the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix.
By Steven Cole Smith There are professional trucking companies that have fewer rigs on the road than Chip Ganassi does this weekend. For the first time, every race car Ganassi has, almost every driver he employs, will be on track this weekend. The six racing series Ganassi competes in -- IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the World Endurance Championship, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series, IndyCar and Global Rally Cross -- all in action this weekend, in far-flung locales.
WEC Round 6, Austin, Texas Only two weeks after the Porsche 919 Hybrid’s winning debut race in Mexico City, the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) heads to Austin (Texas, U.S.). On Saturday, September 17th, the sixth of nine rounds of the 2016 WEC will take place on the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) -- for Porsche it is the next stop on its title defense mission.
Rain results in incident filled race Porsche has claimed its fourth FIA World Endurance Championship victory of the season, in a rain-affected and incident-filled Six Hours of Mexico. Timo Bernhard took the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid across the line 1 minute and 1-second ahead of the No. 7 Audi R18 of Andre Lotterer, in wet conditions, following a second batch of rain that arrived in the final 20 minutes of the race. As previously at the Nurburgring, Audi fought a close battle for victory with Porsche.
WEC from Mexico City Having set the fastest time in qualifying for the third time this year, Audi is the best brand in the qualifying sessions of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) to date. For the first time this season the number 8 Audi R18 will be starting the 6-hour race from the top spot on the grid. On Friday, the FIA WEC saw an action-packed qualifying session which gave a foretaste of a gripping race. Lucas di Grassi (BR) and Loic Duval (F) in the battle for position one secured an advantage of just 42 thousandths of a second.
by Steven Cole Smith As strong as the two-car Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.Rs have been in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class, it's hard to believe that the No. 3 Corvette of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia hasn't won since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March -- of 2015. "It's been a long time," Magnussen said. "We just haven't had things go our way." But things did today in the Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway, with Magnussen qualifying on the pole and driving a near-flawless first stint before turning it over to Garcia, who kept the car ahead of a powerful Ford GT, the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand.
by Steven Cole Smith Virginia International Raceway has been kind to Ferrari in recent years. Will that hold true for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR? Those who race for the Prancing Horse brand certainly hope so. “Our Ferrari should be quick here, if it is dry,” said Rick Mayer, race engineer for the Risi Competizione No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM team, with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. “We have had good race cars the last three years and won this race two of the last three years. But the competition is fierce. The current Balance of Performance puts us in the best comparative power position this year. But is it enough?”
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