Race Report: 2018 Michelin GT Challenge

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Michelin GT Challenge
Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 19, 2018

Use the drop-down menus or the links that follow to view post-race informationsession results, important times, entrant facts, weather forecast, track facts and history.

Post-Race

ResultsView PDF: Overall | By Class | By Driver Fastest Lap
Driver Fastest LapView PDF: Overall | By Class
Lap ChartView PDF
Best Sector TimesView PDF
Best Top SpeedView PDF
Event Maximum SpeedView PDF: Overall | By Driver
Leader SequenceView PDF
Average Distance and SpeedView PDF
Fastest Lap SequenceView PDF
Analysis by LapView PDF
Drive TimeView PDF
Pit Stop AnalysisView PDF
Time CardsView PDF
WeatherView PDF

Session Results

Race

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarLapsTotal TimeGapBest Lap
Lap Time MPH
1125GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE882:40:52.27612 1:42.742 114.577
223GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R882:40:53.5991.323 1.3239 1:42.725 114.596
3324GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE882:40:54.3922.116 0.7939 1:42.803 114.509
4466GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT882:41:23.18330.907 28.79112 1:42.706 114.618
55912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR882:41:27.80635.530 4.6239 1:42.600 114.736
664GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R882:41:28.62136.345 0.81563 1:43.504 113.734
7114GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT3862:41:48.3942 Laps 2 Laps11 1:46.022 111.033
8258GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R862:41:48.9612 Laps 0.56710 1:45.434 111.652
9386GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3862:41:49.7082 Laps 0.74766 1:45.566 111.512
10463GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT3862:42:03.7362 Laps 14.02862 1:46.475 110.560
11533GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3862:42:04.1362 Laps 0.40010 1:45.696 111.375
12648GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3862:42:10.6562 Laps 6.52036 1:46.208 110.838
13744GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT3862:42:19.9592 Laps 9.30335 1:45.813 111.252
14815GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT3862:42:20.4942 Laps 0.53556 1:45.110 111.996
15993GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3862:42:41.9072 Laps 21.41335 1:46.194 110.853
161096GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT3852:41:21.2393 Laps 1 Lap5 1:45.619 111.456
17767GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT421:45:51.166Not Running8 1:42.865 114.440
188911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR401:10:03.084Not Running10 1:42.804 114.508
— Race: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Qualifying

Pos.Class Pos.Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
1115GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:44.10735113.075
2233GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:44.32356+0.216 +0.216112.841
3396GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:44.36045+0.253 +0.037112.801
4414GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:44.51644+0.409 +0.156112.633
5548GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:44.62646+0.519 +0.110112.514
6658GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:44.75835+0.651 +0.132112.372
7793GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:44.79745+0.690 +0.039112.331
8886GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:44.95445+0.847 +0.157112.163
9963GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:45.50644+1.399 +0.552111.576
101044GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT31:45.91845+1.811 +0.412111.142
11167GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:55.58033+11.473 +9.662101.851
122911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:56.17088+12.063 +0.590101.333
13324GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:56.18556+12.078 +0.015101.320
1443GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:56.76055+12.653 +0.575100.821
15525GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:57.14877+13.041 +0.388100.487
16666GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:57.20256+13.095 +0.054100.441
1774GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:57.49234+13.385 +0.290100.193
188912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:57.87466+13.767 +0.38299.869
— Qualifying: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 3

Pos.Class Pos.Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
114GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.205827116.318
2225GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.4482123+0.243 +0.243116.039
33912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.5121126+0.307 +0.064115.966
44911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.595824+0.390 +0.083115.871
5567GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.705628+0.500 +0.110115.746
663GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.7722224+0.567 +0.067115.670
7766GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.805618+0.600 +0.033115.632
8824GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.8141219+0.609 +0.009115.622
9114GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:43.9052222+2.700 +2.091113.295
10233GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:44.1422323+2.937 +0.237113.037
11348GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:44.1431325+2.938 +0.001113.036
12458GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:44.182525+2.977 +0.039112.994
13586GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:44.2791324+3.074 +0.097112.889
14696GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:44.308915+3.103 +0.029112.857
15744GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT31:44.4352526+3.230 +0.127112.720
16893GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:44.446923+3.241 +0.011112.708
17915GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:44.521827+3.316 +0.075112.627
181063GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:45.1532226+3.948 +0.632111.950
— Practice 3: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 2

Pos.Class Pos.Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
113GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.7431329115.702
2267GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:42.2622326+0.519 +0.519115.115
334GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:42.3511929+0.608 +0.089115.015
4466GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:42.6702626+0.927 +0.319114.658
55911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:42.712932+0.969 +0.042114.611
66912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:42.8663131+1.123 +0.154114.439
7725GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:42.9342526+1.191 +0.068114.364
8824GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:43.1512833+1.408 +0.217114.123
9133GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:44.8651924+3.122 +1.714112.258
10296GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:44.8661119+3.123 +0.001112.257
11358GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:45.0462828+3.303 +0.180112.064
12415GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:45.1822626+3.439 +0.136111.919
13544GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT31:45.257728+3.514 +0.075111.840
14686GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.4811524+3.738 +0.224111.602
15714GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:45.5041323+3.761 +0.023111.578
16893GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.7272626+3.984 +0.223111.343
17963GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:45.9992929+4.256 +0.272111.057
181048GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3
— Practice 2: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 1

Pos.Class Pos.Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
1167GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:42.6272525114.706
22912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:42.7611117+0.134 +0.134114.556
3366GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:42.7932023+0.166 +0.032114.521
443GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:42.9511625+0.324 +0.158114.345
55911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:42.9702121+0.343 +0.019114.324
6625GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:43.0552121+0.428 +0.085114.229
774GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:43.3602424+0.733 +0.305113.892
8824GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:44.10199+1.474 +0.741113.082
9115GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:45.160821+2.533 +1.059111.943
10233GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:45.190718+2.563 +0.030111.911
11344GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT31:45.4402222+2.813 +0.250111.646
12448GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:45.56555+2.938 +0.125111.513
13596GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:45.5831020+2.956 +0.018111.494
14693GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.6071122+2.980 +0.024111.469
15786GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.6082020+2.981 +0.001111.468
16858GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:45.8211221+3.194 +0.213111.244
17963GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:46.4551022+3.828 +0.634110.581
181014GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT31:46.4871120+3.860 +0.032110.548
— Practice 1: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Important Times

Green Flag1:05 p.m. EDT
Race Broadcast1 p.m. on FS1
2 p.m. on FS2
Qualifying12:25–1:05 p.m. on Saturday

— 12:25–12:40 p.m. (GTD)
— 12:50–1:05 p.m. (GTLM)
Practice Sessions11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday
4:25–5:25 p.m. on Friday
8:35–9:35 a.m. on Saturday
8:30–8:50 a.m. on Sunday (warm-up)
Official ScheduleView PDF
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Entrant Facts

Starting GridView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Spotter Guide
2018 Michelin GT Challenge spotter guide
View PDF

Entry List

Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarEngineTire
3GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.RChevroletMichelin
4GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.RChevroletMichelin
24GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTLMBMWMichelin
25GTLMAlexander Sims,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTLMBMWMichelin
66GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GTFordMichelin
67GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GTFordMichelin
911GTLMNick Tandy,
Patrick Pilet
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSRPorscheMichelin
912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSRPorscheMichelin
14GTDDominik Baumann,
Kyle Marcelli
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT3LexusContinental
15GTDJack Hawksworth,
David Heinemeier Hansson
3GT RacingLexus RC F GT3LexusContinental
33GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-AMGContinental
44GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingAudi R8 LMS GT3AudiContinental
48GTDBryan Sellers,
Madison Snow
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3LamborghiniContinental
58GTDPatrick Long,
Christina Nielsen
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 RPorscheContinental
63GTDCooper MacNeil,
Gunnar Jeannette
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT3FerrariContinental
86GTDKatherine Legge,
Mario Farnbacher
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3AcuraContinental
93GTDJustin Marks,
Lawson Aschenbach
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3AcuraContinental
96GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT3BMWContinental
— Entry List: PDF

Weather Forecast

Track Facts

Length3.27 miles
Duration2 hours 40 minutes
Turns17
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2018 Michelin GT Challenge track map
Photo: IMSA
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@VIRNow, #MichelinVIR

History

2017 Winners— GTLM: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia (Corvette Racing)
— GTD: Corey Lewis, Jeroen Mul (Change Racing)
2016 Winners— GTLM: Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia (Corvette Racing)
— GTD: Madison Snow, Bryan Sellers (Paul Miller Racing)
2015 Winners— GTLM: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy (Porsche North America)
— GTD: Townsend Bell, Bill Sweedler (Scuderia Corsa)
2014 Winners— GTLM: Pierre Kaffer, Giancarlo Fisichella (Risi Competizione)
— GTD: Dane Cameron, Markus Palttala (Turner Motorsport)
2013 Winners— P1: Klaus Graf, Lucas Luhr (Muscle Milk Pickett Racing)
— P2: Scott Tucker, Ryan Briscoe (Level 5 Motorsports)
— PC: Kyle Marcelli, Chris Cumming (BAR1 Motorsports)
— GT: Olivier Beretta, Matteo Malucelli (Risi Competizione)
— GTC: Ben Keating, Damien Faulkner (TRG)

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