IMSA – Corvette Racing Wins GTLM Class Championship

Chevrolet won its second consecutive Manufacturer’s Championship in the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a 2nd place finish by Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R last weekend during the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

Garcia and Magnussen also won the GTLM Driver’s Championship.  Garcia finished second in the race, but along with co-driver Jan Magnussen and the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R team, went on to win the GTLM driver championship beating Ford GT. The duo was joined by Mike Rockenfeller in the runner-up effort at Road Atlanta.

“It’s been a hard-fought year for Corvette Racing,” said Magnussen. “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 point margin this big at the end of the year means we did a lot of stuff right.”

Well yes but a title, two titles, that is, speaks for itself.

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