Happier results last year for the No. 3. Neither Garcia nor Magnussen claim to be desperate to win. Sports car racing observers know better. In the words of Roger Penske, “I didn’t come here to finish second.”
With the ending two or three races to the championship now under way in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge on the eve of the next race at Virginia International Raceway things look good not great for Corvette. Right now, Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia are four points out of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class points lead.
With three races left on the 2018 schedule starting with this Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s officially “go for the juglar time” in the championship. For Magnussen and Garcia, who co-drive the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, their chief competition for the title has been the pair of entries from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing.
Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe currently lead the GTLM standings on the heels of their third victory of the season in the No. 67 Ford GT earlier this at Road America. Garcia and Magnussen are five points ahead of No. 66 Ford GT co-drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller, who have won two of the last four GTLM races.
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