Corvette Racing Finishes Third At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Regains Points Lead1
Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen reclaimed their points lead in the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship Sunday, finishing third in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. At the same time, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor earned a much needed win in the series’ prototype class, leading a 1-2 finish with Action Express’ Dane Cameron and Eric Curran in tow.
Corvette Racing struggled early on in the race, with Garcia and Magnussen sitting seventh at the one hour mark in their No. 3 C7.R. However they rallied in the second half, passing four cars to reach the podium, including the No. 25 BMW, whose drivers were in the championship lead going into the race.
Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner didn’t have quite as much luck in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R, however the pair were involved in an exciting battle between five different GTLM cars mid-pack. Quick work by Corvette Racing’s pit crew allowed them to gain multiple positions late in the race, putting them in fifth when the checkered flag waved.
The prototype race was also decided in the pits, as Curran stopped late for a left rear tire and fuel. This allowed Taylor in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP to pass just as Cameron left the pits, handing them their second win at Mosport in a row.
Chevy’s Corvette C7.R and Corvette Daytona Prototypes will race next at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase from Road America on Sunday, Aug. 9.
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Judging by the lack of comments, nobody seems to care about the event in Canada. Heck, I am in Canada semi-close to this place and no one even knows it happened… much like Canada itself.
Maybe good thing for a Corvette third-place finish though…