Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor had an impressive day at the racetrack Saturday. The 27-year old took the overall win with brother Jordan in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship round at Circuit of the Americas and shortly after helped Larbre Competition earn a podium in the FIA World Endurance Championship round at the Austin, Texas track.
Taylor is currently performing his usual duties behind the wheel of the WTR Corvette Daytona Prototype while also committing to three WEC races with Larbre Competition in its GTE Am Corvette C7.R. Both IMSA and WEC raced at COTA Saturday, so Taylor pulled a double shift.
Clearly racing in the Texas heat all day didn’t affect the older Taylor brother. He and Jordan dominated the morning’s IMSA race and finished 1.421 seconds ahead of Action Express’ Dane Cameron and Eric Curran, giving them some much needed points in the tightly contested IMSA Prototype driver’s championship.
After the race, Ricky prepared to race the Larbre C7.R alongside co-drivers Lars Viljoen and Pierre Ragues. The team, which missed out on a podium in Mexico recently, performed well in the 6 hour endurance race and finished third behind GTE Am winners Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda and runners up Christian Ried, Wolf Henzler and Joël Camathias.
Taylor wasn’t the only driver to pull a double stint in both series Saturday, but with two podium finishes, he was certainly the most successful. Race fans and Corvette enthusiasts everywhere thank you, Ricky.