Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes currently occupy the top three positions in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship’s Prototype class as the series heads to Road Atlanta this weekend for Petit Le Mans. The Corvette DPs looked equally as strong in practice at Road Atlanta yesterday as they have all year, with Jordan Taylor proving to be the fastest car of the day after running a lap of 1:15.087 in his No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP.
Following Taylor was Joao Barbosa in his No. 5 Corvette DP with a time of 1:15.177 and Michael Valiante who ran a 1:15.396 in his No. 90 VisitFloridaRacing.com Corvette DP. The top three sweep is a good sign for Team Chevy as they look to lock in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer championships in the final Tudor race of the year.
The Corvette Racing entry of Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe was third fastest in the GTLM category with a time of 1:19.606. The fastest GTLM car of the day was Wolf Henzler’s No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR, which ran a lap of 1:19.270, followed by the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR of Patrick Long. The top 10 cars in the GTLM category were all running within an incredible 0.927 seconds of eachother, which will make for some entertaining racing come Sunday.
Today the Tudor field had another practice at Road Atlanta, held from 10:10 to 11:10 a.m, with qualifying commencing at 4:20 p.m. The qualifying will be streamed live on IMSA.com along with the race, which is scheduled to begin on Sunday at 11:15 a.m.