CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Antonio Garcia Pole Quote

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CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Antonio Garcia Pole Quote

WATKINS GLEN, NY (June 26, 2021) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia claimed pole position Saturday for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. It continues the team’s season-long run of first-place starting positions in each of the four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM races to date.

Garcia, in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R, claimed his second consecutive pole at The Glen (he set fastest time in 2019) with a time of 1:40.944. Teammate Tommy Milner qualified second in the No. 4 Corvette and was 0.374 seconds back of the No. 3 C8.R.

ANTONIO GARCIA, NO. 3 MOBIL 1/SiriusXM CHEVROLET CORVETTE C8.R – GTLM POLE-WINNER: “That felt really good. We’re back on pole because the last time we were here, we on pole too. It’s always fun to qualify at here. That’s when you really get to experience Watkins Glen. You can really go for it and be really close to the walls. It was fun. Unfortunately I had one lap deleted (for track limits infraction), which didn’t help but I was able to almost do it again. The C8.R was great again. It’s always good to get on pole and to get one for Corvette Racing.”

(Race outlook) “I think we will be alright. We saw this morning how cold it was compared to now. The car felt completely different in practice. The work we did yesterday was really good, and that will be way closer to what we will experience tomorrow. We were competitive on Friday and we will have to be the same in the race. Still, the Six Hours will come down to the last two or two-and-a-half. But we are in the best spot we can be.”