Race Report: 2020 Michelin GT Challenge

2020 Michelin GT Challenge logo

Virginia International Raceway
Aug. 22, 2020

ResultsView PDF: Overall | By Class | By Fastest Lap
Driver Fastest LapView PDF: Overall | By Class
Lap ChartView PDF
Best Sector TimesView PDF
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

Sessions

Results

Race

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarLapsTotal TimeGapBest Lap
Lap Time MPH
113GTLMAntonio Garcia,
Jordan Taylor
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R852:40:40.84638 1:41.868 115.561
2225GTLMBruno Spengler,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE852:40:44.3673.521 3.52140 1:41.908 115.515
33911GTLMNick Tandy,
Fred Makowiecki
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR852:40:45.0464.200 0.67982 1:41.333 116.171
444GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R852:41:51.7061:10.860 1:06.66085 1:41.747 115.698
5196GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT3832:40:42.2972 Laps 2 Laps61 1:46.143 110.906
6286GTDMario Farnbacher,
Matt McMurry
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3832:40:49.8082 Laps 7.51160 1:45.446 111.639
7348GTDMadison Snow,
Bryan Sellers
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3832:40:50.5032 Laps 0.69561 1:45.982 111.075
8474GTDGar Robinson,
Lawson Aschenbach
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3832:40:51.3392 Laps 0.83657 1:45.645 111.429
9514GTDJack Hawksworth,
Aaron Telitz
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3832:41:11.3532 Laps 20.01453 1:46.172 110.876
10616GTDRyan Hardwick,
Patrick Long
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3R832:41:20.8712 Laps 9.51856 1:45.741 111.328
11757GTDAlvaro Parente,
Misha Goikhberg
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3832:41:22.1132 Laps 1.24252 1:46.094 110.957
12844GTDAndy Lally,
John Potter
GRT MagunsLamborghini Huracan GT3832:41:45.0232 Laps 22.91062 1:46.491 110.544
13923GTDRoman de Angelis,
Ian James
Heart of Racing TeamAston Martin Vantage GT3832:41:45.2322 Laps 0.20961 1:46.755 110.270
141012GTDFrankie Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3832:41:45.9742 Laps 0.74237 1:46.175 110.873
155912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR822:41:48.9413 Laps 1 Lap40 1:41.672 115.783
161122GTDTill Bechtolsheimer,
Marc Miller
Gradient RacingAcura NSX GT3812:41:57.1194 Laps 1 Lap62 1:46.496 110.539
171276GTDCorey Fergus,
Paul Holton
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT3742:26:05.306Not Running56 1:46.182 110.865
18624GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE662:40:56.95019 Laps 8 Laps55 1:42.193 115.193
191363GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT3551:54:45.221Not Running43 1:45.980 111.077
201430GTDRob Ferriol,
Spencer Pumpelly
Team HardpointAudi R8 LMS GT32759:44.931Not Running26 1:47.300 109.710
— Race: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Qualifying

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
11911GTLMNick Tandy,
Fred Makowiecki
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:40.38956117.263
22912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:40.51966+0.130 +0.130117.111
3325GTLMBruno Spengler,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.09566+0.706 +0.576116.444
443GTLMAntonio Garcia,
Jordan Taylor
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R1:41.22889+0.839 +0.133116.291
554GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R1:41.66288+1.273 +0.434115.795
6624GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:41.71656+1.327 +0.054115.733
7176GTDCorey Fergus,
Paul Holton
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT31:45.23646+4.847 +3.520111.862
8296GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:45.31067+4.921 +0.074111.783
9312GTDFrankie Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:45.39766+5.008 +0.087111.691
10486GTDMario Farnbacher,
Matt McMurry
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.43478+5.045 +0.037111.652
11548GTDMadison Snow,
Bryan Sellers
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:45.45355+5.064 +0.019111.632
12614GTDJack Hawksworth,
Aaron Telitz
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:45.52479+5.135 +0.071111.557
13763GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:45.56599+5.176 +0.041111.513
14857GTDAlvaro Parente,
Misha Goikhberg
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.57088+5.181 +0.005111.508
15922GTDTill Bechtolsheimer,
Marc Miller
Gradient RacingAcura NSX GT31:46.19667+5.807 +0.626110.851
161023GTDRoman de Angelis,
Ian James
Heart of Racing TeamAston Martin Vantage GT31:46.39178+6.002 +0.195110.648
171174GTDGar Robinson,
Lawson Aschenbach
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:46.39188+6.002 +0.000110.648
181216GTDRyan Hardwick,
Patrick Long
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3R1:46.45978+6.070 +0.068110.577
191330GTDRob Ferriol,
Spencer Pumpelly
Team HardpointAudi R8 LMS GT31:46.72657+6.337 +0.267110.300
201444GTDAndy Lally,
John Potter
GRT MagunsLamborghini Huracan GT31:48.18678+7.797 +1.460108.812
— Qualifying: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Practice 2

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
114GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R2:03.7008995.165
22912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR2:04.38588+0.685 +0.68594.641
33911GTLMNick Tandy,
Fred Makowiecki
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR2:04.81888+1.118 +0.43394.313
443GTLMAntonio Garcia,
Jordan Taylor
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R2:04.85799+1.157 +0.03994.283
5114GTDJack Hawksworth,
Aaron Telitz
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT32:07.54646+3.846 +2.68992.295
6286GTDMario Farnbacher,
Matt McMurry
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT32:17.13834+13.438 +9.59285.840
7312GTDFrankie Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31
8416GTDRyan Hardwick,
Patrick Long
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3R1
9522GTDTill Bechtolsheimer,
Marc Miller
Gradient RacingAcura NSX GT33
10623GTDRoman de Angelis,
Ian James
Heart of Racing TeamAston Martin Vantage GT3
11524GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE
12625GTLMBruno Spengler,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE
13730GTDRob Ferriol,
Spencer Pumpelly
Team HardpointAudi R8 LMS GT32
14844GTDAndy Lally,
John Potter
GRT MagunsLamborghini Huracan GT33
15948GTDMadison Snow,
Bryan Sellers
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT35
161057GTDAlvaro Parente,
Misha Goikhberg
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT32
171163GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31
181274GTDGar Robinson,
Lawson Aschenbach
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3
191376GTDCorey Fergus,
Paul Holton
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT3
201496GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31
— Practice 2: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Practice 1

Pos.Class Pos.No.ClassDriversTeamCarTimeLapTotalGapMPH
11912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.5501120115.922
22911GTLMNick Tandy,
Fred Makowiecki
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSR1:41.9361719+0.386 +0.386115.483
333GTLMAntonio Garcia,
Jordan Taylor
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R1:42.036712+0.486 +0.100115.370
444GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C8.R1:42.106819+0.556 +0.070115.291
5525GTLMBruno Spengler,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:42.118825+0.568 +0.012115.278
6624GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTE1:42.1832529+0.633 +0.065115.204
7114GTDJack Hawksworth,
Aaron Telitz
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:45.264721+3.714 +3.081111.832
8216GTDRyan Hardwick,
Patrick Long
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3R1:45.340526+3.790 +0.076111.752
9348GTDMadison Snow,
Bryan Sellers
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT31:45.412823+3.862 +0.072111.675
10463GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT31:45.517826+3.967 +0.105111.564
11596GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT31:45.6072326+4.057 +0.090111.469
12674GTDGar Robinson,
Lawson Aschenbach
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT31:45.6911022+4.141 +0.084111.381
13786GTDMario Farnbacher,
Matt McMurry
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.705623+4.155 +0.014111.366
14830GTDRob Ferriol,
Spencer Pumpelly
Team HardpointAudi R8 LMS GT31:45.780924+4.230 +0.075111.287
15957GTDAlvaro Parente,
Misha Goikhberg
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT31:45.889920+4.339 +0.109111.172
161012GTDFrankie Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT31:45.962723+4.412 +0.073111.096
171176GTDCorey Fergus,
Paul Holton
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT31:46.0751024+4.525 +0.113110.977
181222GTDTill Bechtolsheimer,
Marc Miller
Gradient RacingAcura NSX GT31:46.4271125+4.877 +0.352110.610
191323GTDRoman de Angelis,
Ian James
Heart of Racing TeamAston Martin Vantage GT31:46.9591124+5.409 +0.532110.060
201444GTDAndy Lally,
John Potter
GRT MagunsLamborghini Huracan GT34
— Practice 1: Results (PDF) | Back to the session list

Green Flag2 p.m. EDT *
Race Broadcast2 p.m. on Trackpass
7:30 p.m. on NBCSN (tape delay)
Qualifying5:35–6:15 p.m. Friday

— 5:35–5:50 p.m. (GTD)
— 6–6:15 p.m. (GTLM)
Practice Sessions8–9 a.m. Friday
12–12:30 p.m. Friday (GTD Silver/Bronze)
12:15–1:15 p.m. Friday (GTLM)
12:30–1 p.m. Friday (GTD all drivers)
Official ScheduleView PDF
* All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Entry ListView Table
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Spotter Guide
2020 Michelin GT Challenge spotter guide
View PDF

Entry List

Car No.ClassDriversTeamCarEngine
3GTLMAntonio Garcia,
Jordan Taylor
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.RChevrolet
4GTLMOliver Gavin,
Tommy Milner
Corvette RacingCorvette C7.RChevrolet
24GTLMJesse Krohn,
John Edwards
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTEBMW
25GTLMBruno Spengler,
Connor De Phillippi
BMW Team RLLBMW M8 GTEBMW
911GTLMNick Tandy,
Fred Makowiecki
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSRPorsche
912GTLMEarl Bamber,
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche GT TeamPorsche 911 RSRPorsche
12GTDFrankie Montecalvo,
Townsend Bell
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3Lexus
14GTDJack Hawksworth,
Aaron Telitz
AIM Vasser SullivanLexus RC F GT3Lexus
16GTDRyan Hardwick,
Patrick Long
Wright MotorsportsPorsche 911 GT3RPorsche
22GTDTill Bechtolsheimer,
Marc Miller
Gradient RacingAcura NSX GT3Acura
23GTDRoman de Angelis,
Ian James
Heart of Racing TeamAston Martin Vantage GT3Aston Martin
30GTDRob Ferriol,
Spencer Pumpelly
Team HardpointAudi R8 LMS GT3Audi
44GTDAndy Lally,
John Potter
GRT MagunsLamborghini Huracan GT3Lamborghini
48GTDMadison Snow,
Bryan Sellers
Paul Miller RacingLamborghini Huracan GT3Lamborghini
57GTDAlvaro Parente,
Misha Goikhberg
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3Acura
63GTDCooper MacNeil,
Toni Vilander
Scuderia CorsaFerrari 488 GT3Ferrari
74GTDGar Robinson,
Lawson Aschenbach
Riley MotorsportsMercedes-AMG GT3Mercedes-AMG
76GTDCorey Fergus,
Paul Holton
Compass RacingMcLaren 720S GT3McLaren
86GTDMario Farnbacher,
Matt McMurry
Meyer Shank RacingAcura NSX GT3Acura
96GTDRobby Foley,
Bill Auberlen
Turner MotorsportBMW M6 GT3BMW
— Entry List: PDF

ALTON WEATHER

Length3.27 miles
Duration2 hours 40 minutes
Turns17
DirectionClockwise
Track Map
2020 Michelin GT Challenge track map
Credit: IMSA
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@VIRNow, #MichelinVIR

2019 Winners— GTLM: Patrick Pilet, Nick Tandy (Porsche GT Team)
— GTD: Jeroen Bleekemolen, Ben Keating (Riley Motorsports)
2018 Winners— GTLM: Connor De Phillippi, Alexander Sims (BMW Team RLL)
— GTD: Dominik Baumann, Kyle Marcelli (3GT Racing)
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)

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