Tommy Milner was leading the Bubba Burger Sportscar Grand Prix at Long Beach when Frederic Makowiecki crashed into the right rear of the No. 4 C7.R in his No. 912 Porsche North America 911 RSR. This sent the Corvette into a spin and allowed the No. 912 sister car to move into the lead and eventually take the win. Milner recovered to finish the race in second.
“Long Beach is over and everyone on the No. 4 Corvette team is ready to move on to Laguna Seca,” Milner said. “It’s a great place to be and is one of my favorite stops on our schedule. Leaving here with the points lead and a victory would give us great momentum ahead of our return to Le Mans in June.”
While the No. 4 team of Milner and Oliver Gavin will be looking to make up for missing out on their well deserved win this weekend, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 C7.R will be equally as determined to land atop the podium after a tough start to the season. The pair fell just short of the No. 4 car in Daytona to come second and were taken out by a Porsche at Sebring. They were ninth in class at Long Beach.
Reigning Monterey GP champs BMW Team RLL are also without a win so far this year in their new BMW M6 GTLM, as are Risi Competizione in their new Ferrari 488s. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and their Ford GTs have experienced some much to be expected teething problems with their new program early on but have shown pace so far this year and thus not to be taken out of the equation either.
The IMSA Monterey GP will kick off Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET.