The No. 3 Corvette Racing C8.R of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor crossed the line for a hard-fought second-place finish at the Long Beach Grand Prix on April 15th, 2023.
The 100-minute race around the famous California street course saw quite a bit of action between its flags, but the Corvette Racing duo of Garcia and Taylor hung out near the front of the field for most of the event. After a round of pit stops about a third of the way through the event, the No. 3 C8.R made the pass for third place, and set his sights on the No. 14 Lexus RC F of Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat, along with the No. 9 Porsche of Klaus Bachler and Patrick Pilet.
Taylor, who was in control of the No. 3 C8.R at the time, eventually threw his race car past Bachler’s No. 9 Porsche with a dramatic, clean pass in Turn 5 with 40 minutes left on the clock. The Corvette Racing team never looked back, and only tailed the No. 14 Lexus RC F across the line.
While the Corvette Racing machine cut into the leader’s time as the timer ticked down, lapped traffic began to muddy the way ahead for the No. 14 Lexus, but unfortunately, there just wasn’t enough time for Taylor at the No. 3 C8.R to seal the deal. The Bow Tie racing team was scored 2.785 seconds back from the leader when the race was completed.
On its Twitter, Prat Miller Racing wrote, “That’s a wrap for the Long Beach Grand Prix! Congratulations to Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia, and the entire Pratt Miller team on an incredible performance at the Long Beach Grand Prix! Finishing in second place is a true testament to your hard work, dedication, and expertise.”