In a reversal of previous form, the battles and strategy of the GTLM field have overshadowed GTD to produce a classic 90 minute battle in round 6 of the Geodesic GoPro Championship. Once again though Watkins Glen delivers on it’s reputation for enthralling sportscar racing.
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3 GTLM drivers battled relentlessly from lap 1 to the chequered flag, With Robert L Harris using his pole position start to lead and control the pack for the first half of the race. Andrew Caron’s fuel saving in the slipstream and shorter pit stop would allow him to jump from 3rd into the lead, but by the race’s end it was Dominic Ollivierre who had the fuel and tyres left to stand top of the pile.
1st- Dominic Ollivierre, #9 BMW M8 GTE
2nd – Robert L Harris, #1 Porsche 911 RSR
3rd – Andrew Caron, #6 BMW M8 GTE
For the fifth time from his five starts, Brian Lockwood asserted dominance over the GTD field. A lap 1 pileup removed Victor Tanaka and Jack Andereck, and also sent Jesper Drlicka to the rear of the field. Much of the action for the GT3 cars was as Drlicka captained his Sailors Racing Mercedes back up through the field to eventually displace Gabriel Pereira from 3rd and prevent a RaceKraft Esports podium sweep.
1st – Brian Lockwood, #143 Mercedes AMG GT3
2nd – John Miller III, #111 Mercedes AMG GT3
3rd – Jesper Drlicka, #127 Mercedes AMG GT3
In the competition for least incidents points, John Miller III had 0 in GTD and therefore wins $50 this round. For GTLM, Phillip Wyatt also raced 90 minutes without an offtrack or other misadventure and receives $50.
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