For the third time this year, the Corvette Racing duo of Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia scored a podium finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this time in the Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen on June 25th, 2023.
It wasn’t an easy battle for the Chevrolet team, as they had to overcome several penalties throughout the event. One such setback occurred as a result of a tire left behind after a pit stop, which was struck by a competitor inside the ‘Vette’s box. The No. 3 Corvette Racing C8.R was forced to serve a pass through penalty, setting the team back. Corvette Racing provided evidence to prove that the tire was within bounds, but the penalty was upheld.
Then, the No. 3 C8.R was forced to pit again, due to a fault in a tire pressure sensor, after which Taylor was succeeded by Garcia for the final half of the race. Garcia inherited the class lead, but ultimately lost it to the No. 14 Lexus of Jack Hawksworth and Ben Barnicoat. Then, the Corvette Racing team was demoted to third in the GTD class, surrendering the position to the No. 62 Ferrari of Daniel Serra and Davide Rigon.
“All in all, P3 not a bad result,” Corvette Racing said on its Twitter. “It was nice to lead late and maybe next time the breaks will go our way.”
“I feel like we’ve made some big gains this season that should benefit us there,” said Taylor of Watkins Glen, prior to taking to the track. “We haven’t had the results to show our true performance this year, so hopefully we can have a clean weekend and start getting back into the championship fight.”
Scenes from #Sahlens6HRS, Sunday Edition. In all in all, P3 not a bad result. It was nice to lead late and maybe next time the breaks will go our way. Until then, we’ll #NeverGiveUp! On to @CTMPOfficial 🇨🇦!#Corvette #C8R #IMSA pic.twitter.com/DBpWZXK5Ho
— Corvette Racing (@CorvetteRacing) June 25, 2023
Currently, the No. 3 C8.R of Taylor Garcia is scored third in the GTD Pro class in terms of overall points standings.