Weekend Recap: IMSA Fuel Mileage Thriller at Mid-Ohio & More
Wayne Taylor Racing, Acura win big in Mid-Ohio; WRT continues dominance in ELMS...
Ricky Taylor held off Felipe Nasr to give Wayne Taylor Racing and Acura victory in a fuel mileage thriller in Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge presented by TLX Type S.
Taylor kept the Acura ARX-05’s undefeated record alive at the circuit, edging out Nasr’s No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R by 0.368 seconds in the hard-fought third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.
While the pole-sitting No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Harry Tincknell held command of the first half, a caution for the beached No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Patrick Long set up a 45-minute shootout to the finish that saw four of the six DPi competitors stretch their fuel.
WRT Beats G-Drive to Win Rain-Affected 4H Red Bull Ring
Team WRT’s Louis Deletraz, Yifei Ye and Robert Kubica earned their second straight European Le Mans Series victory after an intriguing tire selection battle with G-Drive Racing’s Franco Colapinto, Nyck de Vries and Roman Rusinov at the Red Bull Ring.
Deletraz powered past Colapinto at the exit of Remus corner with 17 minutes of the four-hour race remaining to seal a second win from two this year for the No. 41 WRT Oreca 07 Gibson, which also triumphed in the 4 Hours of Barcelona season-opener.
While the first half of Sunday’s encounter ran in dry conditions, the second half was dictated by heavy rain that prompted a strategic contest in the top prototype class.
Wittmer, Green Take Dramatic Michelin Pilot Challenge Win
A late-race pass on Matt Plumb and defense on Jan Heylen has given Kuno Wittmer and co-driver Chris Green victory in Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge victory at Mid-Ohio for AWA.
Wittmer pedaled the No. 13 McLaren 570S GT4 to a 0.417-second win over a hard-charging No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport of Heylen following a dramatic closing minutes to the third round of the season.
It marked Wittmer’s and the Canadian team’s second win in three races and provisionally puts Wittmer back into the GS championship lead.
Green, who made his first start of the season, was subbing for Orey Fidani this weekend.
Mid-Ohio Post-Race Notebook
Ricky Taylor on “Stressful” Fuel Save Mode
Jarvis “Confident” of Win Had Race Stayed Green
Glickenhaus Names Drivers for Single-Car Entry
Ratel Explains Decision to Cancel GT Rebellion Series