CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Antonio Garcia Pole-Winner Quote

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CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: Antonio Garcia Pole-Winner Quote

LAKEVILLE, Connecticut (July 21, 2018) – Antonio Garcia captured pole position for today’s Northeast Grand Prix with the fastest lap for a GT car in the history of Lime Rock Park. Garcia lapped the 1.5-mile, seven-turn circuit in 49.754 seconds and averaged 106.652 mph in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that he will share with Jan Magnussen.

Tommy Milner qualified fourth in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R at 50.048 (106.025 mph). He will team with Oliver Gavin.

Corvette Racing is going for its sixth Lime Rock victory in 12 starts and can capture its 100th triumph in IMSA competition with a win today.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C7.R – POLE-WINNER: “It felt really good… fast for sure. This is the first time a GT car has been under 50 seconds here. It’s pretty awesome to be able to run on low fuel and good tires; this afternoon will be completely different. This is the fun part… not taking care of the tires! But the race today will be the complete opposite.”

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT NOW TO HAVE A COMPLETELY CLEAR TRACK FOR THE FIRST SEVERAL LAPS? “We are not used to that! For the first time in awhile, we don’t have cars in front of us. This is definitely the best starting position. We will see how the strategy plays out here. Let’s see how our Corvette is here on a long stint. But we have proven that we are always good on race pace. Let’s hope this is a good sign.”

2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTLM Standings (After Six of 11 Events)

Driver Standings Team Standings Manufacturer Standings
1. Richard Westbrook/Ryan Briscoe – 181

2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 175

3. Dirk Mueller/Joey Hand – 173

4. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 167

5. Earl Bamber/Laurens Vanthoor – 167

1. No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – 181

2. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 175

3. No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing – 173

4. No. 4 Corvette Racing – 167

5. No. 912 Porsche GT Team – 167

1. Ford – 195

2. Chevrolet – 187

3. Porsche – 186

4. BMW – 176

5. Ferrari – 58

Corvette Racing at Lime Rock Park

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R Beretta pole, fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R Beretta pole, fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 4th Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R O’Connell fastest race lap
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, Beretta fastest race lap
2010 GT Magnussen/O’Connell 12th Corvette C6.R Retired after 35 laps (accident)
GT Beretta/Gavin 5th Corvette C6.R
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 9th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 10th Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 3rd Corvette C6.R
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C7.R 100th Corvette Racing win; Gavin fastest lap
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R Garcia fastest lap
GTLM Gavin/Milner 8th Corvette C7.R