This year’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is special as the race returned to a two-class format, racing both Prototypes and GT cars on the same track at the same time. This makes things especially hard on the drivers, as they have to race against cars in their own class while also trying to dodge the slower or faster traffic.
The result of TUDOR’s two class format at the Monterey race was pretty exciting. Laguna Seca isn’t the widest track around, making it difficult for the Corvette Daytona Prototypes, Ford Riley Prototypes and Prototype Challenge cars to pass the slower GTLM and GTD entries. Combine this with Laguna Seca’s massive elevation change and world-famous corkscrew corner, and you’re in for a good two hours and 30-minutes of racing.
The race already aired on FOX Sports this past weekend, but luckily for us, TUDOR uploaded the race in its entirety to YouTube. The race is in full HD and it’s even free of ads and commercials. It’s almost too good to be true, so be sure to check it out below if you weren’t able to catch the race on TV.