Corvette Racing extracted every last bit of performance out of their No. 3 and No. 4 Corvette C7.Rs at the 2016 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Sunday, but the best finish the Chevy factory team could muster was fourth and seventh place in GTLM. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing took a 1-2 finish in their new-for-2016 Ford GT racecars in GTLM.
The No. 4 C7.R of Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin qualified fourth in class for Sunday’s race, with the No. 3 car of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia lining up seventh on the grid. Splitting them were the No. 68 Ferrari 488 GTE of Alessandro Pier Guidi and Daniel Serra in fifth and the No. 62 488 of Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander in sixth.
Corvette Racing was never able to challenge for a podium position once the green flag fell. The Corvettes and Porsche 911 RSRs of Porsche North America consistently ran about a second and a half off the pace of the two Fords. Corvette Racing’s fastest lap, a 1:42.657, was significantly slower than Ford’s fastest, a 1:41.141.
— Jan Magnussen (@janmagnussen) July 3, 2016
The only team to truly challenge Ford for the lead was BMW Team RLL, with drivers Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner looking as though they were going to ruin Fords 1-2 late in the race with a second place result. Auberlen was then passed by Ford’s Joey Hand with five minutes remaining, relegating them to a third place finish.
IMSA gets right back to it this weekend, heading north for the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario. Click here for full results from the 2016 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.