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IMSA: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen clinch GT Le Mans championship

Photo courtesy of Corvette Racing

Photo courtesy of Corvette Racing

FROM CORVETTE RACING PRESS RELEASE

 

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – With the opening stages of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race in the record books, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen clinched the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The start of the season finale also means the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R squad earned the GTLM Team Championship.

 

The Garcia/Magnussen pairing claimed three class victories this season entering today’s race at Road Atlanta, having won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring as well as GTLM rounds at Circuit of The Americas and Virginia International Raceway. They also finished third at Watkins Glen.

 

“This championship was absolutely a team effort,” said Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. “The drivers, crew members and engineers were versatile and adaptable, and everybody on the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team contributed throughout the season. Jan and Antonio were consistent, smart behind the wheel and took advantage of opportunities when it mattered most. This was a hard-earned championship.”

 

It is the second championship effort for the duo with the first coming in the 2013 American Le Mans Series GT class. As a result, both of Garcia’s championships have come with Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette. Magnussen also was ALMS GT1 Driver’s Champion in 2008 with Corvette Racing.

 

In all, Corvette Racing has now earned 11 Driver titles and 12 Team championships in North American professional sports car racing dating back to 2001. Corvette Racing won both GTLM Driver and Team titles for the second consecutive year as Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner were 2016 champions in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R.

 

Petit Le Mans from Road Atlanta continues today with coverage on FOX Sports 2 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET and 5 to 9:30 p.m. ET. Live audio coverage from IMSA Radio and a Corvette Racing In-Car feed will be available on IMSA.com.

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