The TUDOR United Sportscar Championship will soon head to Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans, where all four of the series’ different class titles are on the line. That means Corvette Racing still has a chance to win the GTLM title, sitting 10 points out of first behind BMW Team RLL and Porsche North America.
In TUDOR’s recent outing to COTA, the No. 3 C7.R of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia was unable to pull out a podium finish and came up sixth. Meanwhile Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner, drivers of the No. 25 BMW Z4 GT3, drove to an unexpected victory and stole the series lead from No. 911 Porsche 911 drivers Dirk Werner and Nick Tandy. Now Magnussen and Garcia are stuck in third with 269 points, while Werner and Auberlen have 276 and Pilet and Tandy lead with 279.
A strong performance from the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia drivers, Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer, at Road Atlanta could also mix things up in the GTLM standings. The pairing are fourth with 266 points and have been quick for much of the year – especially amid recent changes to IMSA’s BoP rules.
In addition to the tight GTLM battle, Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers are also locked in an intense battle for the Prototype championship. Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook, drivers of the No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP, are leading Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa by six points heading to Road Atlanta. In third is the other AER Corvette DP of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran, while Ford EcoBoost Prototype drivers Scott Pruett and Joey Hand sit fourth.
You can watch as Team Chevy guns for both the GTLM and Prototype championships at Road Atlanta this weekend through FOX Sports 2’s live coverage. The broadcast will begin at 11 a.m. ET on October 3rd and will switch to a live stream on IMSA.com.