Race Report: 2019 Michelin GT Challenge

The second and final GT-only round of 2019 sends the WeatherTech Championship into its final two races of the season.

Michelin GT Challenge
Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 25, 2019

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Session Results

Race

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarLapsTotal TimeGapBest Lap
Lap Time MPH
11911GTLMPatrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR882:41:28.77346 1:40.781 116.807
22912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR882:41:29.5100.737 0.73749 1:40.638 116.973
333GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R882:41:32.0483.275 2.53849 1:41.081 116.460
444GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R882:41:32.7453.972 0.69763 1:41.371 116.127
5567GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT882:41:33.1694.396 0.42451 1:41.009 116.543
6666GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT882:41:38.3299.556 5.16020 1:41.232 116.287
7725GTLMTom Blomqvist,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE882:41:41.33312.560 3.0049 1:41.951 115.466
8824GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE872:41:41.6101 Lap 1 Lap20 1:41.883 115.543
9133GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3862:41:58.2612 Laps 1 Lap29 1:44.730 112.403
10286GTDMario Farnbacher,
Trent Hindman
Michael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3862:41:58.8272 Laps 0.56635 1:44.922 112.197
11363GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT3862:41:59.5082 Laps 0.68185 1:44.710 112.424
1249GTDScott Hargrove,
Zacharie Robichon
Pfaff MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R862:42:01.0882 Laps 1.58019 1:44.920 112.199
13573GTDPatrick Lindsey,
Patrick Long
Park Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R862:42:01.3612 Laps 0.27366 1:45.142 111.962
14644GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3862:42:06.6352 Laps 5.27438 1:45.421 111.666
15712GTDFrank Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3862:42:07.9822 Laps 1.34727 1:45.258 111.839
16874GTDGar Robinson V,
Lawson Aschenbach
Lone Star RacingMercedes-AMG GT3862:42:08.4882 Laps 0.50636 1:44.928 112.190
17976GTDPaul Holton,
Matt Plumb
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT3862:43:07.7932 Laps 59.3053 1:45.369 111.721
181048GTDBryan Sellers,
Corey Lewis
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3842:42:01.9794 Laps 2 Laps43 1:45.273 111.823
191196GTDBill Auberlen,
Robby Foley
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT3832:42:14.0685 Laps 1 Lap9 1:45.721 111.349
201257GTDKatherine Legge,
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3742:17:53.239Not Running73 1:45.682 111.390
211314GTDRichard Heistand,
Jack Hawksworth
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3632:11:23.353Not Running26 1:45.054 112.056
— Race: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Qualifying

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
11912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:40.63056116.982
223GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:40.70899+0.078 +0.078116.892
3367GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:40.78677+0.156 +0.078116.801
4466GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:40.95677+0.326 +0.170116.604
554GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.57866+0.948 +0.622115.890
66911GTLMPatrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.61534+0.985 +0.037115.848
7724GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.70388+1.073 +0.088115.748
8825GTLMTom Blomqvist,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.77288+1.142 +0.069115.670
919GTDScott Hargrove,
Zacharie Robichon
Pfaff MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:45.82689+5.196 +4.054111.238
10212GTDFrank Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:46.15078+5.520 +0.324110.899
11314GTDRichard Heistand,
Jack Hawksworth
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:46.52478+5.894 +0.374110.510
12486GTDMario Farnbacher,
Trent Hindman
Michael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:46.69767+6.067 +0.173110.330
13557GTDKatherine Legge,
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:48.15978+7.529 +1.462108.839
14696GTDBill Auberlen,
Robby Foley
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:48.39878+7.768 +0.239108.599
15733GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:48.47678+7.846 +0.078108.521
16844GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:48.56778+7.937 +0.091108.430
17948GTDBryan Sellers,
Corey Lewis
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:51.13278+10.502 +2.565105.927
181063GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:53.82389+13.193 +2.691103.423
191176GTDPaul Holton,
Matt Plumb
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT31:54.21378+13.583 +0.390103.070
201274GTDGar Robinson V,
Lawson Aschenbach
Lone Star RacingMercedes-AMG GT31:56.05478+15.424 +1.841101.435
211373GTDPatrick Lindsey,
Patrick Long
Park Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:56.15867+15.528 +0.104101.344
— Qualifying: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 3

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCar     
11912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR2:00.63172097.586
22911GTLMPatrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR2:00.938621+0.307 +0.30797.338
3366GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT2:01.26269+0.631 +0.32497.078
4425GTLMTom Blomqvist,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE2:02.258212+1.627 +0.99696.287
553GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R2:02.468625+1.837 +0.21096.122
6624GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE2:02.619714+1.988 +0.15196.004
774GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R2:02.660625+2.029 +0.04195.972
8867GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT2:03.1971719+2.566 +0.53795.554
9133GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT32:03.5442021+2.913 +0.34795.285
10244GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingLamborghini Huracan GT32:03.784825+3.153 +0.24095.100
11314GTDRichard Heistand,
Jack Hawksworth
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT32:04.732721+4.101 +0.94894.378
12463GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT32:04.968614+4.337 +0.23694.199
13548GTDBryan Sellers,
Corey Lewis
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT32:05.057319+4.426 +0.08994.132
14696GTDBill Auberlen,
Robby Foley
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT32:05.584819+4.953 +0.52793.737
1579GTDScott Hargrove,
Zacharie Robichon
Pfaff MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R2:06.235518+5.604 +0.65193.254
16812GTDFrank Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT32:06.251521+5.620 +0.01693.242
17976GTDPaul Holton,
Matt Plumb
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT32:06.583620+5.952 +0.33292.998
181057GTDKatherine Legge,
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT32:07.241522+6.610 +0.65892.517
191186GTDMario Farnbacher,
Trent Hindman
Michael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT32:08.0051121+7.374 +0.76491.964
201274GTDGar Robinson V,
Lawson Aschenbach
Lone Star RacingMercedes-AMG GT32:09.4811314+8.850 +1.47690.916
211373GTDPatrick Lindsey,
Patrick Long
Park Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R
— Practice 3: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 2

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
11911GTLMPatrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.2342330116.284
223GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.324531+0.090 +0.090116.181
33912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.337531+0.103 +0.013116.166
4467GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.3432126+0.109 +0.006116.159
5524GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.5741927+0.340 +0.231115.895
6666GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.674523+0.440 +0.100115.781
774GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.946432+0.712 +0.272115.472
8825GTLMTom Blomqvist,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:42.2521227+1.018 +0.306115.127
9114GTDRichard Heistand,
Jack Hawksworth
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:43.783825+2.549 +1.531113.428
10296GTDBill Auberlen,
Robby Foley
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:43.9441129+2.710 +0.161113.252
11348GTDBryan Sellers,
Corey Lewis
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:44.2731325+3.039 +0.329112.895
12463GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:44.344828+3.110 +0.071112.818
13576GTDPaul Holton,
Matt Plumb
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT31:44.415819+3.181 +0.071112.742
14633GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:44.5331622+3.299 +0.118112.614
15774GTDGar Robinson V,
Lawson Aschenbach
Lone Star RacingMercedes-AMG GT31:44.5371326+3.303 +0.004112.610
16873GTDPatrick Lindsey,
Patrick Long
Park Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:44.6601225+3.426 +0.123112.478
17912GTDFrank Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:44.9531325+3.719 +0.293112.164
18109GTDScott Hargrove,
Zacharie Robichon
Pfaff MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:44.9891924+3.755 +0.036112.125
191186GTDMario Farnbacher,
Trent Hindman
Michael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.1381222+3.904 +0.149111.966
201257GTDKatherine Legge,
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.449314+4.215 +0.311111.636
211344GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:45.5071721+4.273 +0.058111.575
— Practice 2: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 1

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
11912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.2961019116.213
22911GTLMPatrick Pilet,
Nick Tandy
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.4351822+0.139 +0.139116.054
3367GTLMRyan Briscoe,
Richard Westbrook
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.4782021+0.182 +0.043116.005
4466GTLMJoey Hand,
Dirk Mueller
Chip Ganassi RacingFord GT1:41.6261520+0.330 +0.148115.836
553GTLMJan Magnussen,
Antonio Garcia
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.6621920+0.366 +0.036115.795
664GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.R1:41.8781520+0.582 +0.216115.549
7724GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:42.232918+0.936 +0.354115.149
8825GTLMTom Blomqvist,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:43.019621+1.723 +0.787114.269
9133GTDBen Keating,
Jeroen Bleekemolen
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:44.3361718+3.040 +1.317112.827
10273GTDPatrick Lindsey,
Patrick Long
Park Place MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:44.677717+3.381 +0.341112.459
11344GTDJohn Potter,
Andy Lally
Magnus RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:44.733918+3.437 +0.056112.399
12414GTDRichard Heistand,
Jack Hawksworth
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:44.778416+3.482 +0.045112.351
13563GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:44.835718+3.539 +0.057112.290
14648GTDBryan Sellers,
Corey Lewis
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:44.961618+3.665 +0.126112.155
15796GTDBill Auberlen,
Robby Foley
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:45.123820+3.827 +0.162111.982
16876GTDPaul Holton,
Matt Plumb
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT31:45.2801016+3.984 +0.157111.815
17986GTDMario Farnbacher,
Trent Hindman
Michael Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.305418+4.009 +0.025111.789
181074GTDGar Robinson V,
Lawson Aschenbach
Lone Star RacingMercedes-AMG GT31:45.370519+4.074 +0.065111.720
191157GTDKatherine Legge,
Alice Powell
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.486520+4.190 +0.116111.597
201212GTDFrank Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:45.741620+4.445 +0.255111.328
21139GTDScott Hargrove,
Zacharie Robichon
Pfaff MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3 R1:45.7891020+4.493 +0.048111.277
— Practice 1: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top
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