vendredi 15 juillet 2016
GTLM returns to Lime Rock Park with 9 entries
The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be held on the short but challenging Lime Rock Parck circuit. The event will feature the return of the GT Le Mans class with nine cars expected to compete along with Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Daytona (GTD) cars.
GTLM championship leaders from Corvette will have two entries. Jan Magnussen and Antonio garcia will be sharing the #3 Corvette C7.R. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner who lead the GTLM drivers' standing will be at the wheel of the #4 Corvette C7.R.
The Ford camp will be represetend by a pair of Ford GTs. Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe will target a fourth straight GTLM victopry in IMSA with the #67 Ford GT. Le Mans winners Dirk Muller and Joey Hand are the drivers of the sister #66 Ford GT.
BMW Team RLL will be competing at Lime Rock with two M6 GTLMs, the brand will be chasing a first victory with the new car. Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner will be at the wheel of the #25 BMW. Lucas Luhr and John Edwards who are having a frustrating season so far will be sharing the #100 M6 GTLM.
At Porsche North America, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet will be driving the #911 Porsche 911 RSR. Their team-mates Earl Bamber and Frederic Makowieki will be at the wheel of the #912 machine.
As was the case at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Risi Competizione will be the only Ferrari team in the GT Le Mans field. Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella will try to give the Italian brand the first victory this season in GTLM with their #62 Ferrari 488 GTE.
Lime Rock Park Entry List
The Northeast Grand Prix race at Lime Rock Park will be held on July 23rd.
Photos: Michelin / Ford Media / Ferrari Media