The Motul Petit Le Mans took place this weekend at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA. Petit Le Mans each year is a crown jewel of the sports car racing industry and normally the deciding factor in the 3 classes that compete in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship.
This year proved again to not let the event goers down. The Corvette Racing fans were treated to heart break and victory within hours of each other. The weekend did not go as the Corvette Racing team would have wanted in the 10-hour long endurance race. The Corvette Raicng No.3 team would enter the race needing to finish fourth or better to win the 2018 GTLM Championship. The Corvette Racing team had to cheer on the Corvette No.4 C7.R to hold off the No. 67 Ford GT in the final hour so that the No.3 Corvette would score its’ second consecutive championship.
All hope was potentially lost for the No.3 when two-and-a-half hours were left on the clock Antonio Garcia spun the No.3 C7.R while exiting the pit lane and smashing the Corvette into a barrier. This incident forced the team to go around the track and go behind the pit wall for repairs.