Jan Magnussen, along with team-mate Antonio Carcia clinched the overall victory at the Michelin GT Challenge at the Virginia International Raceway, the only all-GT event in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar.
At the wheel of the #3 Corvette C7.R, the Danish sportscar ace took a storming pole position on Saturday and was among the very fastest on race day.
Jan Magnussen was delighted with the VIR race win, his first one of the season and gave full credits to the Corvette Racing crew.
We were all pretty equal all day in the class. The Corvette Racing team did a great job with the tire pressures. We had a plan where we would be better from the middle of the stint and not so much in the beginning. It wasn’t much fun early on with the tires but as things went on our Corvette got better and better. I’m super happy. It’s our first win in a long time. We have had plenty of opportunities, so I’m really pleased and hopefully this starts a streak for us now!
It was a fantastic drive by Antonio. He kept the gaps and opened them a little bit. I know it got a little scary at the end with one lap to go. It scared the hell out of me. But he did a fantastic drive and always does.”
Oh man! It’s about time! It was a great job by the whole team all week. Green with one lap to go… I don’t know what that was about; it scared the hell out of me. The No. 3 Corvette team has had a tough run this year and it’s great to be back in the Winner’s Circle.