The No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet C7.R nabbed three different honors at last weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, securing the GTLM driver’s championship for co-pilots Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia, the GTLM team championship for Corvette Racing, and the GTLM manufacturer’s championship for Chevrolet, all in one fell swoop. Joined by sometime co-driver Mike Rockenfeller for the event, Magnussen and Garcia managed a second-in-class finish at Petit Le Mans, crossing the line behind the No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM.
Magnussen described this year as a “hard-fought” one for the Corvette Racing team. “We haven’t always had the fastest car, but I think we got the most out of it. We overachieved on the bad weekends and got a little more out of it than we should have. To be in a category that is this competitive where the cars are so close and you are fighting every lap, to have a points margin this big at the end of the year means we did a lot of stuff right.”
In the upper-most Prototype class, Cadillac proved dominant this season, sweeping all three podium spots in the IMSA SportsCar team championship.