jeudi 23 juin 2016

10 GTLM cars at the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen



IMSA has released the provisional entry list for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's 6 Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen International The ultra competitive GT Le Mans class will be represented by a total of ten cars in the famous New York circuit.

Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing have won Le Mans with a four-car assault, they will enter two Ford GTs at Watkins Glen. Joey Hand and Dirk Müller - the GTE-Pro winners at Le Mans 24 Hours - will be at the wheel of the #66 Ford. Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook - who have won the previous round at Laguna Seca - will be sharing the #67 machine.

Porsche North America will have two cars at Watkins Glen. Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet the GTLM winners at Long Beach will be at the wheel of the #911 Porsche 911 RSR. Their team-mates Earl Bamber and Frédéric Makowiecki will be sharing the sister #912 Porsche 911 RSR. All four drivers had a frustrating 24 Hours of Le Mans and they will be eager to bounce back in the third IMSA endurance race of the year.


Corvette Racing will field a pair of Corvette C7.Rs. The #3 car will be driven by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen. GTLM points leaders Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner are the dirvers of the #4 Corvette.

Ferrari will be represented by two Ferrari 488 GTEs coming from two different teams. Ferrari works drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander - who were second in GTE-Pro at Le Mans - will be sharing the #62 Ferrari 488 GTE from Risi Competizione. Alessandro Pier Guidi and Daniel Serra are the drivers of the #68 Ferrari 488 GTE from Scuderia Corsa, the winning team in GTE-Am at Le Mans with a Ferrari 458 Italia.

Two BMW M6 GTLMs will be fielded by BMW Team RLL. The #25 BMW with drivers Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner. John Edwards and Lucas Luhr are the drivers of the #100 M6 GTLM.



All four classes in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be competing at the 6 Hours of the Glen. The GT Le Mans class will be joined by the Prototype (P) one, Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Daytona (GTD).

Photos: Ford / Porsche / BMW