CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Antonio Garcia Pole-Winner Quote

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CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Antonio Garcia Pole-Winner Quote

WATKINS GLEN, NY – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia claimed pole position in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) category of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday ahead of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

Garcia, who teams with Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, set a record-breaking lap of 1:40.799 (121.429 mph). Teammate Tommy Milner in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R was third-quickest in qualifying – only 0.492 seconds adrift of Garcia.

"You always have to be careful with Richard (Westbrook, second-quickest qualifier) because he is always very very fast. Kyle (Millay, No. 3 Corvette race engineer) did a really good job of telling me what Richard was doing and that gave me an opportunity to cool down so I could go again. So I had more to give as I showed on the last lap. I am happy for Corvette and Chevrolet. And finally we have something which is good for tomorrow and we can turn it around and start winning races.

(On engine change after Friday first practice): “It was very tough to lose an engine in first practice, but that is why we have the other Corvette. The No. 4 car did a fantastic job of doing all the work that is supposed to be divided between both cars. All the work they’ve done we put in our car and everything seems to be working as you saw. It is always a team effort and I’m very happy with how the car behaved today and I hope this is a good start for tomorrow."

2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – GTLM Standings (After Four of 11 Events)

Driver Standings
1. Earl Bamber/Laurens Vanthoor – 126
2. Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen – 119
3. Nick Tandy/Patrick Pilet – 117
4. Connor De Phillippi – 83
5. Dirk Mueller/Sebastien Bourdais – 108
7. Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner – 99

Team Standings
1. No. 912 Porsche GT Team – 126
2. No. 3 Corvette Racing – 119
3. No. 911 Porsche GT Team – 117
4. No. 25 BMW Team RLL – 111
5. No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi – 108
7. No. 4 Corvette Racing – 99

Manufacturer Standings
1. Porsche – 135
2. BMW – 121
3. Chevrolet – 120
4. Ford – 118

Corvette Racing at Watkins Glen
2014
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia -1st in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner -4th in GTLM

2015
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia -4th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner -7th in GTLM

2016
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia -7th in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner -4th in GTLM

2017
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia -3rd in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner -5th in GTLM

2018
No. 3 Corvette C7.R: Jan Magnussen/Antonio Garcia -2nd in GTLM
No. 4 Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin/Tommy Milner -5th in GTLM