jeudi 18 août 2016

Nine GT Le Mans entries in the all-GT round of VIR


The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be held on the beautiful Virginia International Raceway. The "Michelin GT Challenge at VIR" will be an all-Grand Touring event with GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) cars.

Nine cars will compete in the ultra competitive GT Le Mans class and will target the overall victory.

Corvette Racing will enter their two works C7.Rs. GTLM leaders and Road America winners Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will be at the wheel of the #4 Corvette. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will be sharing the sister #3 Corvette.

Dirk Muller and Joey Hand will be driving the #66 Ford GT from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Their team-mates Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe are the dirvers of the #67 Ford GT.

Porsche North America will be fielding two 911 RSRs. Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy driving the #911 car while Earl Bamber and Frederic Makowieki will be at the wheel of the #912 machine. The German brand had a solid race at Road America and will try to do the same in Virginia.

BMW Team RLL will target a first victory in this season's IMSA competition. The #25 M6 GTLM will be driven by Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen. The #100 BMW will be in the hands of Lucas Luhr and John Edwards.

The Ferrari camp will be once again represented by Risi Competizione. The #62 Ferrari 488 GTE will be shared by Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. The Houston based squad is hunting a first GTLM win this season.

VIR Entry List