lundi 8 mai 2017

Jan Magnussen: "This is a really, really nice way to head to Le Mans"


Jan Magnussen took the GTLM class victory in last weekend's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas, the fourth round of the 2017 season.

The Dane shared the winning #3 Corvette C7.R with regular co-driver Antonio Garcia. The Texan event was the last race for GTLM teams ahead of next month's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

"This is a nice way to move on from what happened at Long Beach. But it was a crazy race." said Jan Magunssen at the end of a very chaotic race in the GTLM class.


"So much stuff happened all the way through from Turn One when a few cars got taken out and got in trouble. I got a good start and got clear of all of that. My first stint I was trying to pay good attention to the tires and give good feedback to the team to the changes that needed to be made for Antonio."

Jan Magunssen also gave full credits to the Corvette Racing team and Antonio Garcia: "When he got in, the team made a fantastic call on that pit stop to beat everybody out… again! Then a few cars got in trouble and got some penalties that gave Antonio a massive lead which he was kind of nurturing. I don’t think he was pushing too hard, just making sure not to make any mistakes."

"It is a fantastic result for the team. This is a really, really nice way to head to Le Mans."